Defend Black Lives: The Grim Relief of The Chauvin Verdict

Accountability. Guilty on all 3 counts. I didn’t watch the entire Chauvin trial. I feared that history would repeat itself. That those 10 hours of deliberation would lead to more pain. Tears filled my eyes when the judge went through each verdict form. “Guilty,” he said not once, not twice, but three times. I was …

Cherry: Movie Review and Analysis

It unknowingly missed the point. As a fan of Nico Walker’s book, Cherry, I was thrilled to hear the Russo Brothers were directing the movie adaption. However, their “most personal film” missed the entire point of Cherry.  Early reviews destroyed this adaption. But, I still wanted to give it a chance. So, I didn’t read …

Domestic Attack at the Capitol

Now that I’ve had time to reflect. Let’s not call them protestors. Let’s not call them pro-Trump supporters. Let’s call them what they really are: domestic terrorists. Domestic terrorists who support President Donald Trump We saw this coming. We all knew Donald Trump was capable of bringing his supporters together in violent ways. I’m angry …

How I Survived 2020

Bring it, 2021. I think it’s safe for me to say that everyone had a shitty year. We lost many greats and were exposed to many horrible leaders. Some of our favorite icons lets us down, while others inspired us. Our nation is not only divided politically, but morally. We saw how our morales intertwined …

My Favorite Places to Donate

Let’s end 2020 on a high note. I come from privilege. I wasn’t born into this privilege, which allowed me to understand my privilege. Throughout the years, I watched my parents climb the socio-economic ladder. It wasn’t easy. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into it. However, they manage to give my sister …

Nothing We Do Matters

If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do. Hope. That seems to be lost theses days. Everywhere you look, you see COVID-19 deaths, incompetent leadership and a passive community. From protests to voter awareness, everyone is trying to inspire change. However, 2020 smacks us in the face every time we …

I Wish I Was Less Political

I wish I was less political. I wish I could say, “I stopped watching the news because it makes me sad.” I wish I could say, “I do my civic duty by voting but that’s it.” I wish I could wake up every morning thinking the bare minimum was enough. I wish I was less …

Voting for the Biden Harris Ticket in 2020

Because, casting a vote isn’t a transaction. You cannot expect all your problems to be fixed by one vote, then not be involved. As a South Asian American Public Defender, I am voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in this election. My vote isn’t to get Donald Trump out of the office or a …

Just Mercy: Book & Movie Review

Using our broken-ness to help others. If you haven’t already, please read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. If you’re not much of a reader, then watch the film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. I will say that the book gives you a better insight into Mr. …

Why We Help Others: My New Series

Coming soon to a phone screen near you! Hi Internet, I am starting a series called “Why We Help Others” to inspire others to create change and be charitable. I’ll be interviewing and collaborating with various organizations and people I find inspiring. The series will address the various reasons why people help others: