Everyone can write

Off the Beat

We know these stories because they are part of us, because they already live in our mind’s eye. Those characters, those creations, are already alive.
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Make your own fun

Off the Beat

Activities can make you overcome with glee or strengthen your connection with friends hardly take any time out of your day and may have a lasting impact.
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What’s in a name?

Off the Beat

When it comes to names with kanji, it becomes possible to mix past and present by changing only the reading or the kanji.
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‘WAP’ it like I talk it

Off the Beat

“WAP” is not a salve for the wounds each and every womxn lives with simply for being a womxn, but I do know it gives us a chance to bask in our power.
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2 halves of a whole

Off the Beat

Despite its sometimes arbitrary use, my Chinese name has always felt like a gift: I was the last one in my family named by my great-grandmother.
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On becoming a dog person

Off the Beat

When we fostered a puppy for half of July, we joked that we were “microdosing on parenting,” pretending to know how it feels to raise a child.
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So, what do we do now?

Cal in Color

Ethnic studies should be a requirement, backed by law, for all levels of education, for all kids, who will inherit the unjust systems we leave behind
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