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Friendly reminder (since a friend just did the same for me): You have more influence than you think.

Step into your power. Not only on your personal channels and circles.

My friend reminded me of the power that I have. I’m the Living Justice Editor of Diverging Magazine. I’m the Entertainment Editor for Mochi Magazine. These aren’t courtesy titles or a nice capstone on a resume. I have power – and so do you.

How are you using your power?

The following is a letter I co-authored with several members of the editorial and writing staff of Diverging Magazine.

To our beloved Black siblings

“…We, the undersigned, united as people of faith, the Asian diaspora, and the spiritual descendants of Asian American activists, choose to write this letter to you, because silence is complicity. We refuse to be complicit in harming your collective communities.

We affirm that, in the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “A riot is the language of the unheard,” and in the words of Alicia Garza, “#BlackLivesMatter is really a re-humanization project. It’s a way for us to love each other again, to love ourselves, and to project that love into the world so that we can transform it…”

You can read our entire letter here: A Letter to Our Black Siblings, in Solidarity.

If you are a member of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community, we welcome you to add your name to the letter here.