The days following the Atlanta shooting have been difficult. They’ve been filled with impactful conversations about Asian hate on and offline as well as how current events have impacted my biracial teens. I am grateful to those who have read, shared, commented, and messaged to check on me and my family. I’m also incredibly thankful to my fellow content creators for amplifying my voice to educate how you and your kids can stop Asian hate.
My work on Tech Savvy Mama started because of my kids. The toddlers once prominently featured on my site are now teens. Even though you see them less frequently, this space still serves as a place where they can speak up about topics they care about.
Emily’s bravery for publishing What My Biracial Teen Wants You to Know About Anti-Racism has been applauded. Her words were written in the Notes app on her phone and texted to me well after midnight in the days after the Atlanta shooting. Even though she grappled with her own identity, she knew she had to speak out.
How You and Your Kids Can Stop Asian Hate on Parenting Bytes
The work we need to do to be anti-racists cannot stop after the media attention about current events dies down. We must do the uncomfortable work of continuing our personal learning. We have to keep talking to our kids to encourage them to stand up for others. This work is essential in steeling ourselves to stand up to hate and making our communities better.
An easy way to continue learning is to listen to the most recent Parenting Bytes podcast episode. Earlier this week Emily and I were guests on Parenting Bytes to share how you and your kids can stop Asian hate. While the topic was difficult, I am so appreciative that dear friends, Rebecca, Amy, and Andrea invited us to be their guests. Click below to listen.
If you’d like an interactive transcript of the entire episode, visit the Parenting Bytes blog where you can find one at the bottom of the post.
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