Best of P-Mag: Yellow Fever: Dating As An Asian Woman

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Lauren sMash is another amazingly talented writer, whose work has consistently knocked my socks off. I thought this was one of the best pieces that thoroughly debunks the whole “exotic-fetishization-of-your-race-as-a-compliment” and what it’s like to navigate the dating world as a person who’s desired as a stereotype, not as a whole person. – Coco Papy

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Best of P-Mag: Crop Tops: My Style Revolution

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In December 2011, Lauren sMash and I were on the same wavelength. She wrote this awesome piece about wearing crop tops not long before I wrote my own (warning: shameless self-promotion) piece on the word flattering. I love anything that promotes the idea that we should embrace and dress the body we have, no matter what the fashion powers that … Read More

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His Holiness and Us: How We Can All Be More Like The Dalai Lama

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Before I saw the Dalai Lama speak at the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend, I lacked concrete expectations. I have never read any of his books, I haven’t listened to any of his speeches or watched any videos. All I knew was that he was Buddhist, everyone calls him “His Holiness”, and he is supposedly good friends with Richard … Read More

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Lady Superheroes You Should Know About

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Superheros are rising in popularity these days with studios banking on big budget blockbusters like The Avengers movies, Chris Nolan’s Batman films, and the newly cast Spiderman. But, where are the superhero women? It’s hard for most people to name a female superhero beyond Wonder Woman. They may not get a lot of press, but there are actually lots of lady … Read More

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$20K Grants for Digital Media Startups Run By Women

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The International Women’s Media Foundation is offering a fantastic opportunity for female journalists and entrepeneurs! Are you a woman? Are you a writer? Have a groundbreaking idea that uses digital media to deliver the news? Then, this opportunity is for you! You could be one of the three women awarded $20,000 to have your life-changing Lois Lane journalist dreams become … Read More

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Get With The Program – Code Year Update!

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It has been a few weeks since  we introduced Persephone to Code Year! Now that the program is in its fourth week, Codeacademy has made some changes to the program to hopefully make things a little easier.

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Yellow Fever: Dating As An Asian Woman

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I was IMing with a friend recently about a guy she has an unrequited crush on. She was absolutely smitten, but thoroughly convinced that he would have nothing to do with her. When I asked her why, she heaved a heavy Internet *SIIIIIIGH* and said, “Ugh, well he only dates Asian girls”¦ you’re so lucky you’re Asian!” All right. I think … Read More

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