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  • Instructional Design and Curriculum Education Consultation related to Wellness, Equity, Diversity, Belonging, and Inclusion
  • Motivational and Public Speaking Engagements and Keynotes
  • Nutrition Coaching (Individual & Family) – Guidance and Knowledge, not meal planning
  • Virtual Run & Fitness Coaching – Beginners through Marathon
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work: Implicit Bias 1.0, Implicit Bias 2.0, Biases Rebooted, Inclusive Messaging, EDI Strategy & similar Workshops

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    • Katrina@FittyKat.com

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    I’ve hustled enough for one lifetime. 

It’s time to soak in what I deserve and make more room for the good stuff to happen.

For real.

This #pridemonth I’m reminded that being #queer means whatever the heck I want it to mean to me, this #juneteenth I want more time soaking in memories with my family and remembering my ancestors versus looking to make outward expressions of grandeur, and this #summer I’m taking more time to feel the sand between my toes …

Why?  Because between the revolution of working towards building a world with better human connection, I deserve to take moments to let others chime in on the work - all of the non-marginalized folks who can make a world of difference if they just took more time to dive in than lean in on marginalized folks to continuously tax themselves …

I’m here. Just with mega-healthy boundaries for the protection of my own sanity. That’s the PSA. 

Tag! You’re it. What does your #selfwork look like these days?
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#allyship #antiracism #dothework #loveoneanother #pride #pride2022 #beagoodhuman #miami #miamilife #artofinstagram #wynwood #wynwoodwalls #wynwoodmiami #instagood #instadaily #dei #diversityequityinclusion
    I’ve hustled enough for one lifetime. It’s time to soak in what I deserve and make more room for the good stuff to happen. For real. This #pridemonth I’m reminded that being #queer means whatever the heck I want it to mean to me, this #juneteenth I want more time soaking in memories with my family and remembering my ancestors versus looking to make outward expressions of grandeur, and this #summer I’m taking more time to feel the sand between my toes … Why? Because between the revolution of working towards building a world with better human connection, I deserve to take moments to let others chime in on the work - all of the non-marginalized folks who can make a world of difference if they just took more time to dive in than lean in on marginalized folks to continuously tax themselves … I’m here. Just with mega-healthy boundaries for the protection of my own sanity. That’s the PSA. Tag! You’re it. What does your #selfwork look like these days? . . . #allyship #antiracism #dothework #loveoneanother #pride #pride2022 #beagoodhuman #miami #miamilife #artofinstagram #wynwood #wynwoodwalls #wynwoodmiami #instagood #instadaily #dei #diversityequityinclusion
    3 weeks ago
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    Whatever we can DO to be part of the solution serves as a way to use collective ACTION to help us see the light in moments of such darkness …
▪️We can call our lawmakers
▪️ We can email and write our lawmakers 
▪️ We can expand our learning 
▪️ We can lift up impacted communities 
▪️ We can have difficult conversations 
▪️ We can stop defending hate and look at the root of issues
▪️ We can make space for those who need our support the most 
▪️We can make space for ourselves to process and heal in order to fully embrace our need to be active participants in our communities …

We can use outrage to sit in a space of realizing our responsibility we have towards humanity to be the best humans we can be - outside of our own privilege and lives experiences - by using our platforms and our abilities to DO BETTER.

It shouldn’t have to happen to us for it to matter to us …
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#prayfortheworld #uvalde #buffalo #sandyhook #keepourchildrensafe #loveoneanother #instagood #dei #bebetter #beagoodhuman #bekind #realtalk #humanity #instalike #makeachange
    Whatever we can DO to be part of the solution serves as a way to use collective ACTION to help us see the light in moments of such darkness … ▪️We can call our lawmakers ▪️ We can email and write our lawmakers ▪️ We can expand our learning ▪️ We can lift up impacted communities ▪️ We can have difficult conversations ▪️ We can stop defending hate and look at the root of issues ▪️ We can make space for those who need our support the most ▪️We can make space for ourselves to process and heal in order to fully embrace our need to be active participants in our communities … We can use outrage to sit in a space of realizing our responsibility we have towards humanity to be the best humans we can be - outside of our own privilege and lives experiences - by using our platforms and our abilities to DO BETTER. It shouldn’t have to happen to us for it to matter to us … . . #prayfortheworld #uvalde #buffalo #sandyhook #keepourchildrensafe #loveoneanother #instagood #dei #bebetter #beagoodhuman #bekind #realtalk #humanity #instalike #makeachange
    1 month ago
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    Dreaming of a world in technicolor … 

One where we can take moments to find our JOY while pushing PAUSE on the tendency to keep persevering in the face of trauma (which seems to never let up…) 

… one where folks [not directly impacted by the ISMS] take stock in the need to do SOMETHING and that SOMETHING is better than the nothing that has us frozen, unable to see progress only happens with incremental steps by ALL of us, namely those with the most privilege and the least proximity to the ISMs. 

… I hold onto HOPE. Hope in selfless compassion. 

Come on world … 
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#realtalk #loveoneanother #beagoodhuman #miami #miamiliving #wynwood #artsdistrict #miamiartscene #dei #diversityequityinclusion #antidiscrimination #eracism #compassion #instadaily #instagood
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    Dreaming of a world in technicolor … One where we can take moments to find our JOY while pushing PAUSE on the tendency to keep persevering in the face of trauma (which seems to never let up…) … one where folks [not directly impacted by the ISMS] take stock in the need to do SOMETHING and that SOMETHING is better than the nothing that has us frozen, unable to see progress only happens with incremental steps by ALL of us, namely those with the most privilege and the least proximity to the ISMs. … I hold onto HOPE. Hope in selfless compassion. Come on world … . . . #realtalk #loveoneanother #beagoodhuman #miami #miamiliving #wynwood #artsdistrict #miamiartscene #dei #diversityequityinclusion #antidiscrimination #eracism #compassion #instadaily #instagood 📷 @ibyqueen_xo
    1 month ago
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    Altered sensory reactivity, hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to stimuli, is a part of the #autism spectrum that relates to my personal experiences. Hypersensitivity, for me, is when I have an increased response to extreme or bright light or loud sound sensitivity. Hyposensitivity can mean I have lowered or decreased responses or fluctuaions with pain, temperature, and touch thresholds. Sometimes, sounds can be of a specific pitch and cause me to have blurred vision or slurred speech as do super bright lights. Relaxing music and calming artistic experiences have always served as a way for me to feel positive sensory responses and trigger #happystimming for me to release energy I hold in my body.

We were able to attend the @beyondvangogh @vangoghsarasota #beyondvangogh experience this weekend and the combination of beautiful music, transformational learning about an artist I’ve always loved, and a positive sensory environment for both me and my family to all vibe out to - watching my little dance and dance without stopping made my heart happy.

I’m so excited we were able to attend this traveling exhibition, as I’ve followed it for some time ...
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#beyondvangogh #vangoghsarasota #immersiveart #art #artofinstagram #instagood #instadaily #sensory #actuallyautistic #autism #sensoryprocessing #artisticexpression
    Altered sensory reactivity, hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to stimuli, is a part of the #autism spectrum that relates to my personal experiences. Hypersensitivity, for me, is when I have an increased response to extreme or bright light or loud sound sensitivity. Hyposensitivity can mean I have lowered or decreased responses or fluctuaions with pain, temperature, and touch thresholds. Sometimes, sounds can be of a specific pitch and cause me to have blurred vision or slurred speech as do super bright lights. Relaxing music and calming artistic experiences have always served as a way for me to feel positive sensory responses and trigger #happystimming for me to release energy I hold in my body.

We were able to attend the @beyondvangogh @vangoghsarasota #beyondvangogh experience this weekend and the combination of beautiful music, transformational learning about an artist I’ve always loved, and a positive sensory environment for both me and my family to all vibe out to - watching my little dance and dance without stopping made my heart happy.

I’m so excited we were able to attend this traveling exhibition, as I’ve followed it for some time ...
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#beyondvangogh #vangoghsarasota #immersiveart #art #artofinstagram #instagood #instadaily #sensory #actuallyautistic #autism #sensoryprocessing #artisticexpression
    Altered sensory reactivity, hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to stimuli, is a part of the #autism spectrum that relates to my personal experiences. Hypersensitivity, for me, is when I have an increased response to extreme or bright light or loud sound sensitivity. Hyposensitivity can mean I have lowered or decreased responses or fluctuaions with pain, temperature, and touch thresholds. Sometimes, sounds can be of a specific pitch and cause me to have blurred vision or slurred speech as do super bright lights. Relaxing music and calming artistic experiences have always served as a way for me to feel positive sensory responses and trigger #happystimming for me to release energy I hold in my body.

We were able to attend the @beyondvangogh @vangoghsarasota #beyondvangogh experience this weekend and the combination of beautiful music, transformational learning about an artist I’ve always loved, and a positive sensory environment for both me and my family to all vibe out to - watching my little dance and dance without stopping made my heart happy.

I’m so excited we were able to attend this traveling exhibition, as I’ve followed it for some time ...
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#beyondvangogh #vangoghsarasota #immersiveart #art #artofinstagram #instagood #instadaily #sensory #actuallyautistic #autism #sensoryprocessing #artisticexpression
    Altered sensory reactivity, hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to stimuli, is a part of the #autism spectrum that relates to my personal experiences. Hypersensitivity, for me, is when I have an increased response to extreme or bright light or loud sound sensitivity. Hyposensitivity can mean I have lowered or decreased responses or fluctuaions with pain, temperature, and touch thresholds. Sometimes, sounds can be of a specific pitch and cause me to have blurred vision or slurred speech as do super bright lights. Relaxing music and calming artistic experiences have always served as a way for me to feel positive sensory responses and trigger #happystimming for me to release energy I hold in my body.

We were able to attend the @beyondvangogh @vangoghsarasota #beyondvangogh experience this weekend and the combination of beautiful music, transformational learning about an artist I’ve always loved, and a positive sensory environment for both me and my family to all vibe out to - watching my little dance and dance without stopping made my heart happy.

I’m so excited we were able to attend this traveling exhibition, as I’ve followed it for some time ...
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#beyondvangogh #vangoghsarasota #immersiveart #art #artofinstagram #instagood #instadaily #sensory #actuallyautistic #autism #sensoryprocessing #artisticexpression
    Altered sensory reactivity, hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to stimuli, is a part of the #autism spectrum that relates to my personal experiences. Hypersensitivity, for me, is when I have an increased response to extreme or bright light or loud sound sensitivity. Hyposensitivity can mean I have lowered or decreased responses or fluctuaions with pain, temperature, and touch thresholds. Sometimes, sounds can be of a specific pitch and cause me to have blurred vision or slurred speech as do super bright lights. Relaxing music and calming artistic experiences have always served as a way for me to feel positive sensory responses and trigger #happystimming for me to release energy I hold in my body. We were able to attend the @beyondvangogh @vangoghsarasota #beyondvangogh experience this weekend and the combination of beautiful music, transformational learning about an artist I’ve always loved, and a positive sensory environment for both me and my family to all vibe out to - watching my little dance and dance without stopping made my heart happy. I’m so excited we were able to attend this traveling exhibition, as I’ve followed it for some time ... . . . #beyondvangogh #vangoghsarasota #immersiveart #art #artofinstagram #instagood #instadaily #sensory #actuallyautistic #autism #sensoryprocessing #artisticexpression
    2 months ago
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    “Treat others the way you want to be treated” was a Golden rule philosophy so many of us were taught at a young age. 

As I’ve grown to understand that as a questionable truth, I’ve realized that we are all so uniquely different with regard to what we need. Particularly for marginalized communities, our main goal is for others to truly see how we live life and to treat us according to what we need as a result, not based on their lived experience that is comes [many times] with privilege that we don’t have.

Non-marginalized folks: take time to lean into others’ experiences to shift your perspective and support to aim for authentic inclusion.

[ID: Gray background with a white bot and black text that reads: Shift the golden rule, “Treat others the way you want to be treated” is crossed out and text reads “Treat others the way THEY want to be treated. The minimum: Compassionate understanding, selfless respect, non-defensive dialogue, equitable consideration, and empathetic concern.”]
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#dei #diversityequityinclusion #themoreyouknow #learn #grow #ally #diversityandinclusion #amplifymarginalizedvoices #dobetter #instagood #instadaily #realtalk #actuallyautistic #allyship #advocacy #activism #antidiscrimination #education #antiracism
    “Treat others the way you want to be treated” was a Golden rule philosophy so many of us were taught at a young age. As I’ve grown to understand that as a questionable truth, I’ve realized that we are all so uniquely different with regard to what we need. Particularly for marginalized communities, our main goal is for others to truly see how we live life and to treat us according to what we need as a result, not based on their lived experience that is comes [many times] with privilege that we don’t have. Non-marginalized folks: take time to lean into others’ experiences to shift your perspective and support to aim for authentic inclusion. [ID: Gray background with a white bot and black text that reads: Shift the golden rule, “Treat others the way you want to be treated” is crossed out and text reads “Treat others the way THEY want to be treated. The minimum: Compassionate understanding, selfless respect, non-defensive dialogue, equitable consideration, and empathetic concern.”] . . . #dei #diversityequityinclusion #themoreyouknow #learn #grow #ally #diversityandinclusion #amplifymarginalizedvoices #dobetter #instagood #instadaily #realtalk #actuallyautistic #allyship #advocacy #activism #antidiscrimination #education #antiracism
    2 months ago
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    So much more than a graduate’s degree 👩🏽‍🎓 📜👩🏽‍🎓📜👩🏽‍🎓📜 

Earning my Master of Science degree from @caluofpa this Mother’s Day weekend means so much to me looking back at the journey it took to get here. 

My first attempt at going to college, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and the overwhelm that came from attending class in-person was too much for me then. Right before life got really messy in 2019 I decided to finish what I’d started and began my journey of the accelerated program to complete my Bachelor’s degree and segway into the graduate school. 

… I was a new mom …
… I was taking care of my own mom …
… my brain had to figure out how to absorb learning in a bunch of new ways … 
… I had many moments where I wanted to quit ….

I can remember so many times I had to write papers or do assignments while feeding the kiddo or having her sit on my back and color while I tried to focus.

I know that college isn’t for everyone. I know, also, that it isn’t accessible for everyone which is something that needs to change.

I’m most proud that I showed my little and myself that I can finish what I start. I can devote myself to prioritizing ME. 

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to every caretaker, birthing human, mother figure, who sacrifices so much for our future through kiddos.

We’re planting seeds for trees 🌳 we will never see grow … 

[ID: photo 1 - Katrina a brown skinned femme in a black graduate’s cap and gown with red and gold accents with her arms out wide and honors cords in front of a brick building.

Photo 2 - same components of photo 1 with Katrina posing arms down.

Photo 3 - Katrina in same graduate outfit with partner Gary a white masculine person with a bald head in a blue top and gray pants and their little human who is light skinned and has long brown curly hair in a floral dress in front of a red CALU backdrop 

Photo 4 - Katrina and her little, same components of photo 3

Photo 5 and 6- Katrina’s name in the graduation commencement program for honors for students with disabilities and under Master of Exercise Science: health promotion and nutrition as a focus] 
#graduation #mastersdegree #masterofscience #ms #caluofpa #family
    So much more than a graduate’s degree 👩🏽‍🎓 📜👩🏽‍🎓📜👩🏽‍🎓📜 

Earning my Master of Science degree from @caluofpa this Mother’s Day weekend means so much to me looking back at the journey it took to get here. 

My first attempt at going to college, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and the overwhelm that came from attending class in-person was too much for me then. Right before life got really messy in 2019 I decided to finish what I’d started and began my journey of the accelerated program to complete my Bachelor’s degree and segway into the graduate school. 

… I was a new mom …
… I was taking care of my own mom …
… my brain had to figure out how to absorb learning in a bunch of new ways … 
… I had many moments where I wanted to quit ….

I can remember so many times I had to write papers or do assignments while feeding the kiddo or having her sit on my back and color while I tried to focus.

I know that college isn’t for everyone. I know, also, that it isn’t accessible for everyone which is something that needs to change.

I’m most proud that I showed my little and myself that I can finish what I start. I can devote myself to prioritizing ME. 

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to every caretaker, birthing human, mother figure, who sacrifices so much for our future through kiddos.

We’re planting seeds for trees 🌳 we will never see grow … 

[ID: photo 1 - Katrina a brown skinned femme in a black graduate’s cap and gown with red and gold accents with her arms out wide and honors cords in front of a brick building.

Photo 2 - same components of photo 1 with Katrina posing arms down.

Photo 3 - Katrina in same graduate outfit with partner Gary a white masculine person with a bald head in a blue top and gray pants and their little human who is light skinned and has long brown curly hair in a floral dress in front of a red CALU backdrop 

Photo 4 - Katrina and her little, same components of photo 3

Photo 5 and 6- Katrina’s name in the graduation commencement program for honors for students with disabilities and under Master of Exercise Science: health promotion and nutrition as a focus] 
#graduation #mastersdegree #masterofscience #ms #caluofpa #family
    So much more than a graduate’s degree 👩🏽‍🎓 📜👩🏽‍🎓📜👩🏽‍🎓📜 

Earning my Master of Science degree from @caluofpa this Mother’s Day weekend means so much to me looking back at the journey it took to get here. 

My first attempt at going to college, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and the overwhelm that came from attending class in-person was too much for me then. Right before life got really messy in 2019 I decided to finish what I’d started and began my journey of the accelerated program to complete my Bachelor’s degree and segway into the graduate school. 

… I was a new mom …
… I was taking care of my own mom …
… my brain had to figure out how to absorb learning in a bunch of new ways … 
… I had many moments where I wanted to quit ….

I can remember so many times I had to write papers or do assignments while feeding the kiddo or having her sit on my back and color while I tried to focus.

I know that college isn’t for everyone. I know, also, that it isn’t accessible for everyone which is something that needs to change.

I’m most proud that I showed my little and myself that I can finish what I start. I can devote myself to prioritizing ME. 

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to every caretaker, birthing human, mother figure, who sacrifices so much for our future through kiddos.

We’re planting seeds for trees 🌳 we will never see grow … 

[ID: photo 1 - Katrina a brown skinned femme in a black graduate’s cap and gown with red and gold accents with her arms out wide and honors cords in front of a brick building.

Photo 2 - same components of photo 1 with Katrina posing arms down.

Photo 3 - Katrina in same graduate outfit with partner Gary a white masculine person with a bald head in a blue top and gray pants and their little human who is light skinned and has long brown curly hair in a floral dress in front of a red CALU backdrop 

Photo 4 - Katrina and her little, same components of photo 3

Photo 5 and 6- Katrina’s name in the graduation commencement program for honors for students with disabilities and under Master of Exercise Science: health promotion and nutrition as a focus] 
#graduation #mastersdegree #masterofscience #ms #caluofpa #family
    So much more than a graduate’s degree 👩🏽‍🎓 📜👩🏽‍🎓📜👩🏽‍🎓📜 

Earning my Master of Science degree from @caluofpa this Mother’s Day weekend means so much to me looking back at the journey it took to get here. 

My first attempt at going to college, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and the overwhelm that came from attending class in-person was too much for me then. Right before life got really messy in 2019 I decided to finish what I’d started and began my journey of the accelerated program to complete my Bachelor’s degree and segway into the graduate school. 

… I was a new mom …
… I was taking care of my own mom …
… my brain had to figure out how to absorb learning in a bunch of new ways … 
… I had many moments where I wanted to quit ….

I can remember so many times I had to write papers or do assignments while feeding the kiddo or having her sit on my back and color while I tried to focus.

I know that college isn’t for everyone. I know, also, that it isn’t accessible for everyone which is something that needs to change.

I’m most proud that I showed my little and myself that I can finish what I start. I can devote myself to prioritizing ME. 

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to every caretaker, birthing human, mother figure, who sacrifices so much for our future through kiddos.

We’re planting seeds for trees 🌳 we will never see grow … 

[ID: photo 1 - Katrina a brown skinned femme in a black graduate’s cap and gown with red and gold accents with her arms out wide and honors cords in front of a brick building.

Photo 2 - same components of photo 1 with Katrina posing arms down.

Photo 3 - Katrina in same graduate outfit with partner Gary a white masculine person with a bald head in a blue top and gray pants and their little human who is light skinned and has long brown curly hair in a floral dress in front of a red CALU backdrop 

Photo 4 - Katrina and her little, same components of photo 3

Photo 5 and 6- Katrina’s name in the graduation commencement program for honors for students with disabilities and under Master of Exercise Science: health promotion and nutrition as a focus] 
#graduation #mastersdegree #masterofscience #ms #caluofpa #family
    So much more than a graduate’s degree 👩🏽‍🎓 📜👩🏽‍🎓📜👩🏽‍🎓📜 

Earning my Master of Science degree from @caluofpa this Mother’s Day weekend means so much to me looking back at the journey it took to get here. 

My first attempt at going to college, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and the overwhelm that came from attending class in-person was too much for me then. Right before life got really messy in 2019 I decided to finish what I’d started and began my journey of the accelerated program to complete my Bachelor’s degree and segway into the graduate school. 

… I was a new mom …
… I was taking care of my own mom …
… my brain had to figure out how to absorb learning in a bunch of new ways … 
… I had many moments where I wanted to quit ….

I can remember so many times I had to write papers or do assignments while feeding the kiddo or having her sit on my back and color while I tried to focus.

I know that college isn’t for everyone. I know, also, that it isn’t accessible for everyone which is something that needs to change.

I’m most proud that I showed my little and myself that I can finish what I start. I can devote myself to prioritizing ME. 

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to every caretaker, birthing human, mother figure, who sacrifices so much for our future through kiddos.

We’re planting seeds for trees 🌳 we will never see grow … 

[ID: photo 1 - Katrina a brown skinned femme in a black graduate’s cap and gown with red and gold accents with her arms out wide and honors cords in front of a brick building.

Photo 2 - same components of photo 1 with Katrina posing arms down.

Photo 3 - Katrina in same graduate outfit with partner Gary a white masculine person with a bald head in a blue top and gray pants and their little human who is light skinned and has long brown curly hair in a floral dress in front of a red CALU backdrop 

Photo 4 - Katrina and her little, same components of photo 3

Photo 5 and 6- Katrina’s name in the graduation commencement program for honors for students with disabilities and under Master of Exercise Science: health promotion and nutrition as a focus] 
#graduation #mastersdegree #masterofscience #ms #caluofpa #family
    So much more than a graduate’s degree 👩🏽‍🎓 📜👩🏽‍🎓📜👩🏽‍🎓📜 

Earning my Master of Science degree from @caluofpa this Mother’s Day weekend means so much to me looking back at the journey it took to get here. 

My first attempt at going to college, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and the overwhelm that came from attending class in-person was too much for me then. Right before life got really messy in 2019 I decided to finish what I’d started and began my journey of the accelerated program to complete my Bachelor’s degree and segway into the graduate school. 

… I was a new mom …
… I was taking care of my own mom …
… my brain had to figure out how to absorb learning in a bunch of new ways … 
… I had many moments where I wanted to quit ….

I can remember so many times I had to write papers or do assignments while feeding the kiddo or having her sit on my back and color while I tried to focus.

I know that college isn’t for everyone. I know, also, that it isn’t accessible for everyone which is something that needs to change.

I’m most proud that I showed my little and myself that I can finish what I start. I can devote myself to prioritizing ME. 

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to every caretaker, birthing human, mother figure, who sacrifices so much for our future through kiddos.

We’re planting seeds for trees 🌳 we will never see grow … 

[ID: photo 1 - Katrina a brown skinned femme in a black graduate’s cap and gown with red and gold accents with her arms out wide and honors cords in front of a brick building.

Photo 2 - same components of photo 1 with Katrina posing arms down.

Photo 3 - Katrina in same graduate outfit with partner Gary a white masculine person with a bald head in a blue top and gray pants and their little human who is light skinned and has long brown curly hair in a floral dress in front of a red CALU backdrop 

Photo 4 - Katrina and her little, same components of photo 3

Photo 5 and 6- Katrina’s name in the graduation commencement program for honors for students with disabilities and under Master of Exercise Science: health promotion and nutrition as a focus] 
#graduation #mastersdegree #masterofscience #ms #caluofpa #family
    So much more than a graduate’s degree 👩🏽‍🎓 📜👩🏽‍🎓📜👩🏽‍🎓📜 Earning my Master of Science degree from @caluofpa this Mother’s Day weekend means so much to me looking back at the journey it took to get here. My first attempt at going to college, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and the overwhelm that came from attending class in-person was too much for me then. Right before life got really messy in 2019 I decided to finish what I’d started and began my journey of the accelerated program to complete my Bachelor’s degree and segway into the graduate school. … I was a new mom … … I was taking care of my own mom … … my brain had to figure out how to absorb learning in a bunch of new ways … … I had many moments where I wanted to quit …. I can remember so many times I had to write papers or do assignments while feeding the kiddo or having her sit on my back and color while I tried to focus. I know that college isn’t for everyone. I know, also, that it isn’t accessible for everyone which is something that needs to change. I’m most proud that I showed my little and myself that I can finish what I start. I can devote myself to prioritizing ME. Happy Mother’s Day weekend to every caretaker, birthing human, mother figure, who sacrifices so much for our future through kiddos. We’re planting seeds for trees 🌳 we will never see grow … [ID: photo 1 - Katrina a brown skinned femme in a black graduate’s cap and gown with red and gold accents with her arms out wide and honors cords in front of a brick building. Photo 2 - same components of photo 1 with Katrina posing arms down. Photo 3 - Katrina in same graduate outfit with partner Gary a white masculine person with a bald head in a blue top and gray pants and their little human who is light skinned and has long brown curly hair in a floral dress in front of a red CALU backdrop Photo 4 - Katrina and her little, same components of photo 3 Photo 5 and 6- Katrina’s name in the graduation commencement program for honors for students with disabilities and under Master of Exercise Science: health promotion and nutrition as a focus] #graduation #mastersdegree #masterofscience #ms #caluofpa #family
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    I don't tend to share much in the way of personal posts as they relate to my family and home life on the interwebs these days. Always having a right to privacy, I have a huge belief that we own the ability to share what we want to without having to open access to every single facet of our lives unless we decide to do so. My relationship and marriage are one of those things that I have stayed mum about over the course of the last two years as sh*t got rough AF.

Previous to 2020, we were having a rough patch in our relationship. The layers run deep, as there was so much going on with us both individually and also in our respective circles of family and life. Once 2020 came, that became an even harder phase to handle together as we navigated loss in the family, life as parents, limited support, individual health issues, deep-rooted personal traumas, and a pandemic all at the same time. By the time that I hit my worst #Autistic burnout in 2021, needing to unmask for my own health, we were a fizzled-out version of what we once were - barely able to hold on any longer to our vows or promises to one another.

I share all of that to say that we now see the light. We had to tune out the noise and focus on ourselves individually, heal from our own traumas through the support of therapists, and work to get to know one another as we are now 12 years after dating. We are around folks who support us and lift up our marriage, we have people in our lives who lend an ear whenever we need it and are able to see each other as a priority in our lives so that we can be better parents leading by example for our little. 

Marriages are not easy because life is not easy. Marriages and relationships can also be what you make of them; they should also be on the terms of the individuals in that marriage to create a life that makes sense for them unique to their situation. I truly don’t think relationships show their strength until you go through the hardest seasons of loss (from all angles) in life.

Today is our 10-year wedding anniversary. I feel this is the most meaningful anniversary we've celebrated so far as humans who've experienced immense growth. 
(Con’d in comments)
    I don't tend to share much in the way of personal posts as they relate to my family and home life on the interwebs these days. Always having a right to privacy, I have a huge belief that we own the ability to share what we want to without having to open access to every single facet of our lives unless we decide to do so. My relationship and marriage are one of those things that I have stayed mum about over the course of the last two years as sh*t got rough AF.

Previous to 2020, we were having a rough patch in our relationship. The layers run deep, as there was so much going on with us both individually and also in our respective circles of family and life. Once 2020 came, that became an even harder phase to handle together as we navigated loss in the family, life as parents, limited support, individual health issues, deep-rooted personal traumas, and a pandemic all at the same time. By the time that I hit my worst #Autistic burnout in 2021, needing to unmask for my own health, we were a fizzled-out version of what we once were - barely able to hold on any longer to our vows or promises to one another.

I share all of that to say that we now see the light. We had to tune out the noise and focus on ourselves individually, heal from our own traumas through the support of therapists, and work to get to know one another as we are now 12 years after dating. We are around folks who support us and lift up our marriage, we have people in our lives who lend an ear whenever we need it and are able to see each other as a priority in our lives so that we can be better parents leading by example for our little. 

Marriages are not easy because life is not easy. Marriages and relationships can also be what you make of them; they should also be on the terms of the individuals in that marriage to create a life that makes sense for them unique to their situation. I truly don’t think relationships show their strength until you go through the hardest seasons of loss (from all angles) in life.

Today is our 10-year wedding anniversary. I feel this is the most meaningful anniversary we've celebrated so far as humans who've experienced immense growth. 
(Con’d in comments)
    I don't tend to share much in the way of personal posts as they relate to my family and home life on the interwebs these days. Always having a right to privacy, I have a huge belief that we own the ability to share what we want to without having to open access to every single facet of our lives unless we decide to do so. My relationship and marriage are one of those things that I have stayed mum about over the course of the last two years as sh*t got rough AF.

Previous to 2020, we were having a rough patch in our relationship. The layers run deep, as there was so much going on with us both individually and also in our respective circles of family and life. Once 2020 came, that became an even harder phase to handle together as we navigated loss in the family, life as parents, limited support, individual health issues, deep-rooted personal traumas, and a pandemic all at the same time. By the time that I hit my worst #Autistic burnout in 2021, needing to unmask for my own health, we were a fizzled-out version of what we once were - barely able to hold on any longer to our vows or promises to one another.

I share all of that to say that we now see the light. We had to tune out the noise and focus on ourselves individually, heal from our own traumas through the support of therapists, and work to get to know one another as we are now 12 years after dating. We are around folks who support us and lift up our marriage, we have people in our lives who lend an ear whenever we need it and are able to see each other as a priority in our lives so that we can be better parents leading by example for our little. 

Marriages are not easy because life is not easy. Marriages and relationships can also be what you make of them; they should also be on the terms of the individuals in that marriage to create a life that makes sense for them unique to their situation. I truly don’t think relationships show their strength until you go through the hardest seasons of loss (from all angles) in life.

Today is our 10-year wedding anniversary. I feel this is the most meaningful anniversary we've celebrated so far as humans who've experienced immense growth. 
(Con’d in comments)
    I don't tend to share much in the way of personal posts as they relate to my family and home life on the interwebs these days. Always having a right to privacy, I have a huge belief that we own the ability to share what we want to without having to open access to every single facet of our lives unless we decide to do so. My relationship and marriage are one of those things that I have stayed mum about over the course of the last two years as sh*t got rough AF.

Previous to 2020, we were having a rough patch in our relationship. The layers run deep, as there was so much going on with us both individually and also in our respective circles of family and life. Once 2020 came, that became an even harder phase to handle together as we navigated loss in the family, life as parents, limited support, individual health issues, deep-rooted personal traumas, and a pandemic all at the same time. By the time that I hit my worst #Autistic burnout in 2021, needing to unmask for my own health, we were a fizzled-out version of what we once were - barely able to hold on any longer to our vows or promises to one another.

I share all of that to say that we now see the light. We had to tune out the noise and focus on ourselves individually, heal from our own traumas through the support of therapists, and work to get to know one another as we are now 12 years after dating. We are around folks who support us and lift up our marriage, we have people in our lives who lend an ear whenever we need it and are able to see each other as a priority in our lives so that we can be better parents leading by example for our little. 

Marriages are not easy because life is not easy. Marriages and relationships can also be what you make of them; they should also be on the terms of the individuals in that marriage to create a life that makes sense for them unique to their situation. I truly don’t think relationships show their strength until you go through the hardest seasons of loss (from all angles) in life.

Today is our 10-year wedding anniversary. I feel this is the most meaningful anniversary we've celebrated so far as humans who've experienced immense growth. 
(Con’d in comments)
    I don't tend to share much in the way of personal posts as they relate to my family and home life on the interwebs these days. Always having a right to privacy, I have a huge belief that we own the ability to share what we want to without having to open access to every single facet of our lives unless we decide to do so. My relationship and marriage are one of those things that I have stayed mum about over the course of the last two years as sh*t got rough AF.

Previous to 2020, we were having a rough patch in our relationship. The layers run deep, as there was so much going on with us both individually and also in our respective circles of family and life. Once 2020 came, that became an even harder phase to handle together as we navigated loss in the family, life as parents, limited support, individual health issues, deep-rooted personal traumas, and a pandemic all at the same time. By the time that I hit my worst #Autistic burnout in 2021, needing to unmask for my own health, we were a fizzled-out version of what we once were - barely able to hold on any longer to our vows or promises to one another.

I share all of that to say that we now see the light. We had to tune out the noise and focus on ourselves individually, heal from our own traumas through the support of therapists, and work to get to know one another as we are now 12 years after dating. We are around folks who support us and lift up our marriage, we have people in our lives who lend an ear whenever we need it and are able to see each other as a priority in our lives so that we can be better parents leading by example for our little. 

Marriages are not easy because life is not easy. Marriages and relationships can also be what you make of them; they should also be on the terms of the individuals in that marriage to create a life that makes sense for them unique to their situation. I truly don’t think relationships show their strength until you go through the hardest seasons of loss (from all angles) in life.

Today is our 10-year wedding anniversary. I feel this is the most meaningful anniversary we've celebrated so far as humans who've experienced immense growth. 
(Con’d in comments)
    I don't tend to share much in the way of personal posts as they relate to my family and home life on the interwebs these days. Always having a right to privacy, I have a huge belief that we own the ability to share what we want to without having to open access to every single facet of our lives unless we decide to do so. My relationship and marriage are one of those things that I have stayed mum about over the course of the last two years as sh*t got rough AF.

Previous to 2020, we were having a rough patch in our relationship. The layers run deep, as there was so much going on with us both individually and also in our respective circles of family and life. Once 2020 came, that became an even harder phase to handle together as we navigated loss in the family, life as parents, limited support, individual health issues, deep-rooted personal traumas, and a pandemic all at the same time. By the time that I hit my worst #Autistic burnout in 2021, needing to unmask for my own health, we were a fizzled-out version of what we once were - barely able to hold on any longer to our vows or promises to one another.

I share all of that to say that we now see the light. We had to tune out the noise and focus on ourselves individually, heal from our own traumas through the support of therapists, and work to get to know one another as we are now 12 years after dating. We are around folks who support us and lift up our marriage, we have people in our lives who lend an ear whenever we need it and are able to see each other as a priority in our lives so that we can be better parents leading by example for our little. 

Marriages are not easy because life is not easy. Marriages and relationships can also be what you make of them; they should also be on the terms of the individuals in that marriage to create a life that makes sense for them unique to their situation. I truly don’t think relationships show their strength until you go through the hardest seasons of loss (from all angles) in life.

Today is our 10-year wedding anniversary. I feel this is the most meaningful anniversary we've celebrated so far as humans who've experienced immense growth. 
(Con’d in comments)
    I don't tend to share much in the way of personal posts as they relate to my family and home life on the interwebs these days. Always having a right to privacy, I have a huge belief that we own the ability to share what we want to without having to open access to every single facet of our lives unless we decide to do so. My relationship and marriage are one of those things that I have stayed mum about over the course of the last two years as sh*t got rough AF.

Previous to 2020, we were having a rough patch in our relationship. The layers run deep, as there was so much going on with us both individually and also in our respective circles of family and life. Once 2020 came, that became an even harder phase to handle together as we navigated loss in the family, life as parents, limited support, individual health issues, deep-rooted personal traumas, and a pandemic all at the same time. By the time that I hit my worst #Autistic burnout in 2021, needing to unmask for my own health, we were a fizzled-out version of what we once were - barely able to hold on any longer to our vows or promises to one another.

I share all of that to say that we now see the light. We had to tune out the noise and focus on ourselves individually, heal from our own traumas through the support of therapists, and work to get to know one another as we are now 12 years after dating. We are around folks who support us and lift up our marriage, we have people in our lives who lend an ear whenever we need it and are able to see each other as a priority in our lives so that we can be better parents leading by example for our little. 

Marriages are not easy because life is not easy. Marriages and relationships can also be what you make of them; they should also be on the terms of the individuals in that marriage to create a life that makes sense for them unique to their situation. I truly don’t think relationships show their strength until you go through the hardest seasons of loss (from all angles) in life.

Today is our 10-year wedding anniversary. I feel this is the most meaningful anniversary we've celebrated so far as humans who've experienced immense growth. 
(Con’d in comments)
    I don't tend to share much in the way of personal posts as they relate to my family and home life on the interwebs these days. Always having a right to privacy, I have a huge belief that we own the ability to share what we want to without having to open access to every single facet of our lives unless we decide to do so. My relationship and marriage are one of those things that I have stayed mum about over the course of the last two years as sh*t got rough AF.

Previous to 2020, we were having a rough patch in our relationship. The layers run deep, as there was so much going on with us both individually and also in our respective circles of family and life. Once 2020 came, that became an even harder phase to handle together as we navigated loss in the family, life as parents, limited support, individual health issues, deep-rooted personal traumas, and a pandemic all at the same time. By the time that I hit my worst #Autistic burnout in 2021, needing to unmask for my own health, we were a fizzled-out version of what we once were - barely able to hold on any longer to our vows or promises to one another.

I share all of that to say that we now see the light. We had to tune out the noise and focus on ourselves individually, heal from our own traumas through the support of therapists, and work to get to know one another as we are now 12 years after dating. We are around folks who support us and lift up our marriage, we have people in our lives who lend an ear whenever we need it and are able to see each other as a priority in our lives so that we can be better parents leading by example for our little. 

Marriages are not easy because life is not easy. Marriages and relationships can also be what you make of them; they should also be on the terms of the individuals in that marriage to create a life that makes sense for them unique to their situation. I truly don’t think relationships show their strength until you go through the hardest seasons of loss (from all angles) in life.

Today is our 10-year wedding anniversary. I feel this is the most meaningful anniversary we've celebrated so far as humans who've experienced immense growth. 
(Con’d in comments)
    I don't tend to share much in the way of personal posts as they relate to my family and home life on the interwebs these days. Always having a right to privacy, I have a huge belief that we own the ability to share what we want to without having to open access to every single facet of our lives unless we decide to do so. My relationship and marriage are one of those things that I have stayed mum about over the course of the last two years as sh*t got rough AF. Previous to 2020, we were having a rough patch in our relationship. The layers run deep, as there was so much going on with us both individually and also in our respective circles of family and life. Once 2020 came, that became an even harder phase to handle together as we navigated loss in the family, life as parents, limited support, individual health issues, deep-rooted personal traumas, and a pandemic all at the same time. By the time that I hit my worst #Autistic burnout in 2021, needing to unmask for my own health, we were a fizzled-out version of what we once were - barely able to hold on any longer to our vows or promises to one another. I share all of that to say that we now see the light. We had to tune out the noise and focus on ourselves individually, heal from our own traumas through the support of therapists, and work to get to know one another as we are now 12 years after dating. We are around folks who support us and lift up our marriage, we have people in our lives who lend an ear whenever we need it and are able to see each other as a priority in our lives so that we can be better parents leading by example for our little. Marriages are not easy because life is not easy. Marriages and relationships can also be what you make of them; they should also be on the terms of the individuals in that marriage to create a life that makes sense for them unique to their situation. I truly don’t think relationships show their strength until you go through the hardest seasons of loss (from all angles) in life. Today is our 10-year wedding anniversary. I feel this is the most meaningful anniversary we've celebrated so far as humans who've experienced immense growth. (Con’d in comments)
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    Each month is a chance to take pause and work to educate and learn about so many amazing cultures and people. If you’re someone not a part of the AAHPI community, that means you have the opportunity to take pause and listen to viewpoints of those within the community while also amplifying and celebrating all that we are and have been through. 
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Slide 1: All AAPI experiences are nuanced. (Also, AAHPI Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander)

Slide 2: Growing up, in a multicultural family, I felt very connected to my Chinese identity. Whether it was through the food I made with my mom, the times I spent with my Chinese family, or the stories I heard about my ancestors. (Also, a photo of Katrina age 6 brown skin and black curly hair with her mother who has light tan skin and black straight hair)

Slide 3: Being Black and Asian American gave me an esoteric perspective in society. 
I felt both connected and disconnected at times from my Asian community depending on the context of the situation or people's understanding of me being me. (Photo of Katrina at high school graduation, black scoop neck shirt and long curly hair with a jade pendant on her neck)

Slide 4: Misconceptions derived from perceptions such as the Model Minority Myth sometimes gave me the feeling of being an outsider. The notion that I had to "pick a side" made me to see just how harmful stereotypes can be for marginalized communities.

Slide 5: My family's journey to the States reminds me of my roots grounded in resolve and triumph to make it in a country they knew nothing about. (Photo of Katrina in gray clothing holding her daughter and her mother to her side in front of decorative lantern lights of all colors) 

ID continued in comments.

#aapiheritagemonth #honorculture #marginalizedvoices #dogood #bebetter #asianamericans
    Each month is a chance to take pause and work to educate and learn about so many amazing cultures and people. If you’re someone not a part of the AAHPI community, that means you have the opportunity to take pause and listen to viewpoints of those within the community while also amplifying and celebrating all that we are and have been through. 
[ID: dark gray background with a white box and black text -

Slide 1: All AAPI experiences are nuanced. (Also, AAHPI Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander)

Slide 2: Growing up, in a multicultural family, I felt very connected to my Chinese identity. Whether it was through the food I made with my mom, the times I spent with my Chinese family, or the stories I heard about my ancestors. (Also, a photo of Katrina age 6 brown skin and black curly hair with her mother who has light tan skin and black straight hair)

Slide 3: Being Black and Asian American gave me an esoteric perspective in society. 
I felt both connected and disconnected at times from my Asian community depending on the context of the situation or people's understanding of me being me. (Photo of Katrina at high school graduation, black scoop neck shirt and long curly hair with a jade pendant on her neck)

Slide 4: Misconceptions derived from perceptions such as the Model Minority Myth sometimes gave me the feeling of being an outsider. The notion that I had to "pick a side" made me to see just how harmful stereotypes can be for marginalized communities.

Slide 5: My family's journey to the States reminds me of my roots grounded in resolve and triumph to make it in a country they knew nothing about. (Photo of Katrina in gray clothing holding her daughter and her mother to her side in front of decorative lantern lights of all colors) 

ID continued in comments.

#aapiheritagemonth #honorculture #marginalizedvoices #dogood #bebetter #asianamericans
    Each month is a chance to take pause and work to educate and learn about so many amazing cultures and people. If you’re someone not a part of the AAHPI community, that means you have the opportunity to take pause and listen to viewpoints of those within the community while also amplifying and celebrating all that we are and have been through. 
[ID: dark gray background with a white box and black text -

Slide 1: All AAPI experiences are nuanced. (Also, AAHPI Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander)

Slide 2: Growing up, in a multicultural family, I felt very connected to my Chinese identity. Whether it was through the food I made with my mom, the times I spent with my Chinese family, or the stories I heard about my ancestors. (Also, a photo of Katrina age 6 brown skin and black curly hair with her mother who has light tan skin and black straight hair)

Slide 3: Being Black and Asian American gave me an esoteric perspective in society. 
I felt both connected and disconnected at times from my Asian community depending on the context of the situation or people's understanding of me being me. (Photo of Katrina at high school graduation, black scoop neck shirt and long curly hair with a jade pendant on her neck)

Slide 4: Misconceptions derived from perceptions such as the Model Minority Myth sometimes gave me the feeling of being an outsider. The notion that I had to "pick a side" made me to see just how harmful stereotypes can be for marginalized communities.

Slide 5: My family's journey to the States reminds me of my roots grounded in resolve and triumph to make it in a country they knew nothing about. (Photo of Katrina in gray clothing holding her daughter and her mother to her side in front of decorative lantern lights of all colors) 

ID continued in comments.

#aapiheritagemonth #honorculture #marginalizedvoices #dogood #bebetter #asianamericans
    Each month is a chance to take pause and work to educate and learn about so many amazing cultures and people. If you’re someone not a part of the AAHPI community, that means you have the opportunity to take pause and listen to viewpoints of those within the community while also amplifying and celebrating all that we are and have been through. 
[ID: dark gray background with a white box and black text -

Slide 1: All AAPI experiences are nuanced. (Also, AAHPI Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander)

Slide 2: Growing up, in a multicultural family, I felt very connected to my Chinese identity. Whether it was through the food I made with my mom, the times I spent with my Chinese family, or the stories I heard about my ancestors. (Also, a photo of Katrina age 6 brown skin and black curly hair with her mother who has light tan skin and black straight hair)

Slide 3: Being Black and Asian American gave me an esoteric perspective in society. 
I felt both connected and disconnected at times from my Asian community depending on the context of the situation or people's understanding of me being me. (Photo of Katrina at high school graduation, black scoop neck shirt and long curly hair with a jade pendant on her neck)

Slide 4: Misconceptions derived from perceptions such as the Model Minority Myth sometimes gave me the feeling of being an outsider. The notion that I had to "pick a side" made me to see just how harmful stereotypes can be for marginalized communities.

Slide 5: My family's journey to the States reminds me of my roots grounded in resolve and triumph to make it in a country they knew nothing about. (Photo of Katrina in gray clothing holding her daughter and her mother to her side in front of decorative lantern lights of all colors) 

ID continued in comments.

#aapiheritagemonth #honorculture #marginalizedvoices #dogood #bebetter #asianamericans
    Each month is a chance to take pause and work to educate and learn about so many amazing cultures and people. If you’re someone not a part of the AAHPI community, that means you have the opportunity to take pause and listen to viewpoints of those within the community while also amplifying and celebrating all that we are and have been through. 
[ID: dark gray background with a white box and black text -

Slide 1: All AAPI experiences are nuanced. (Also, AAHPI Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander)

Slide 2: Growing up, in a multicultural family, I felt very connected to my Chinese identity. Whether it was through the food I made with my mom, the times I spent with my Chinese family, or the stories I heard about my ancestors. (Also, a photo of Katrina age 6 brown skin and black curly hair with her mother who has light tan skin and black straight hair)

Slide 3: Being Black and Asian American gave me an esoteric perspective in society. 
I felt both connected and disconnected at times from my Asian community depending on the context of the situation or people's understanding of me being me. (Photo of Katrina at high school graduation, black scoop neck shirt and long curly hair with a jade pendant on her neck)

Slide 4: Misconceptions derived from perceptions such as the Model Minority Myth sometimes gave me the feeling of being an outsider. The notion that I had to "pick a side" made me to see just how harmful stereotypes can be for marginalized communities.

Slide 5: My family's journey to the States reminds me of my roots grounded in resolve and triumph to make it in a country they knew nothing about. (Photo of Katrina in gray clothing holding her daughter and her mother to her side in front of decorative lantern lights of all colors) 

ID continued in comments.

#aapiheritagemonth #honorculture #marginalizedvoices #dogood #bebetter #asianamericans
    Each month is a chance to take pause and work to educate and learn about so many amazing cultures and people. If you’re someone not a part of the AAHPI community, that means you have the opportunity to take pause and listen to viewpoints of those within the community while also amplifying and celebrating all that we are and have been through. 
[ID: dark gray background with a white box and black text -

Slide 1: All AAPI experiences are nuanced. (Also, AAHPI Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander)

Slide 2: Growing up, in a multicultural family, I felt very connected to my Chinese identity. Whether it was through the food I made with my mom, the times I spent with my Chinese family, or the stories I heard about my ancestors. (Also, a photo of Katrina age 6 brown skin and black curly hair with her mother who has light tan skin and black straight hair)

Slide 3: Being Black and Asian American gave me an esoteric perspective in society. 
I felt both connected and disconnected at times from my Asian community depending on the context of the situation or people's understanding of me being me. (Photo of Katrina at high school graduation, black scoop neck shirt and long curly hair with a jade pendant on her neck)

Slide 4: Misconceptions derived from perceptions such as the Model Minority Myth sometimes gave me the feeling of being an outsider. The notion that I had to "pick a side" made me to see just how harmful stereotypes can be for marginalized communities.

Slide 5: My family's journey to the States reminds me of my roots grounded in resolve and triumph to make it in a country they knew nothing about. (Photo of Katrina in gray clothing holding her daughter and her mother to her side in front of decorative lantern lights of all colors) 

ID continued in comments.

#aapiheritagemonth #honorculture #marginalizedvoices #dogood #bebetter #asianamericans
    Each month is a chance to take pause and work to educate and learn about so many amazing cultures and people. If you’re someone not a part of the AAHPI community, that means you have the opportunity to take pause and listen to viewpoints of those within the community while also amplifying and celebrating all that we are and have been through. 
[ID: dark gray background with a white box and black text -

Slide 1: All AAPI experiences are nuanced. (Also, AAHPI Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander)

Slide 2: Growing up, in a multicultural family, I felt very connected to my Chinese identity. Whether it was through the food I made with my mom, the times I spent with my Chinese family, or the stories I heard about my ancestors. (Also, a photo of Katrina age 6 brown skin and black curly hair with her mother who has light tan skin and black straight hair)

Slide 3: Being Black and Asian American gave me an esoteric perspective in society. 
I felt both connected and disconnected at times from my Asian community depending on the context of the situation or people's understanding of me being me. (Photo of Katrina at high school graduation, black scoop neck shirt and long curly hair with a jade pendant on her neck)

Slide 4: Misconceptions derived from perceptions such as the Model Minority Myth sometimes gave me the feeling of being an outsider. The notion that I had to "pick a side" made me to see just how harmful stereotypes can be for marginalized communities.

Slide 5: My family's journey to the States reminds me of my roots grounded in resolve and triumph to make it in a country they knew nothing about. (Photo of Katrina in gray clothing holding her daughter and her mother to her side in front of decorative lantern lights of all colors) 

ID continued in comments.

#aapiheritagemonth #honorculture #marginalizedvoices #dogood #bebetter #asianamericans
    Each month is a chance to take pause and work to educate and learn about so many amazing cultures and people. If you’re someone not a part of the AAHPI community, that means you have the opportunity to take pause and listen to viewpoints of those within the community while also amplifying and celebrating all that we are and have been through. [ID: dark gray background with a white box and black text - Slide 1: All AAPI experiences are nuanced. (Also, AAHPI Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander) Slide 2: Growing up, in a multicultural family, I felt very connected to my Chinese identity. Whether it was through the food I made with my mom, the times I spent with my Chinese family, or the stories I heard about my ancestors. (Also, a photo of Katrina age 6 brown skin and black curly hair with her mother who has light tan skin and black straight hair) Slide 3: Being Black and Asian American gave me an esoteric perspective in society. I felt both connected and disconnected at times from my Asian community depending on the context of the situation or people's understanding of me being me. (Photo of Katrina at high school graduation, black scoop neck shirt and long curly hair with a jade pendant on her neck) Slide 4: Misconceptions derived from perceptions such as the Model Minority Myth sometimes gave me the feeling of being an outsider. The notion that I had to "pick a side" made me to see just how harmful stereotypes can be for marginalized communities. Slide 5: My family's journey to the States reminds me of my roots grounded in resolve and triumph to make it in a country they knew nothing about. (Photo of Katrina in gray clothing holding her daughter and her mother to her side in front of decorative lantern lights of all colors) ID continued in comments. #aapiheritagemonth #honorculture #marginalizedvoices #dogood #bebetter #asianamericans
    2 months ago
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    So four intersectional #auties walk into a Zoom room … 
And can’t stop talking - or maybe it was just me lol. 
I was so grateful to spend time with @transteachertales @autisticblackgirl @autienelle this last week in our discussion opening up Perspective on the Spectrum. We unpacked so many topics around #masking, #stimming, our experiences in high #sensory environments and how folks can be mindful in order to offer the right support and #inclusion for us. 

** @barrys fam - check your inbox for the debrief and recording! 

We quickly realized that a PART 2 Is needed (here or on Zoom) to keep the conversation going - would you be open to joining us? 
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#autisminclusion #autismawarenessmonth #autismawareness #autism #actuallyautistic #beagoodhuman #themoreyouknow #learn #grow #amplify #makespace #dei #diversityequityinclusion #diversityandinclusion #neurodivergent #neurodiversity
    So four intersectional #auties walk into a Zoom room … 
And can’t stop talking - or maybe it was just me lol. 
I was so grateful to spend time with @transteachertales @autisticblackgirl @autienelle this last week in our discussion opening up Perspective on the Spectrum. We unpacked so many topics around #masking, #stimming, our experiences in high #sensory environments and how folks can be mindful in order to offer the right support and #inclusion for us. 

** @barrys fam - check your inbox for the debrief and recording! 

We quickly realized that a PART 2 Is needed (here or on Zoom) to keep the conversation going - would you be open to joining us? 
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#autisminclusion #autismawarenessmonth #autismawareness #autism #actuallyautistic #beagoodhuman #themoreyouknow #learn #grow #amplify #makespace #dei #diversityequityinclusion #diversityandinclusion #neurodivergent #neurodiversity
    So four intersectional #auties walk into a Zoom room … And can’t stop talking - or maybe it was just me lol. I was so grateful to spend time with @transteachertales @autisticblackgirl @autienelle this last week in our discussion opening up Perspective on the Spectrum. We unpacked so many topics around #masking, #stimming, our experiences in high #sensory environments and how folks can be mindful in order to offer the right support and #inclusion for us. ** @barrys fam - check your inbox for the debrief and recording! We quickly realized that a PART 2 Is needed (here or on Zoom) to keep the conversation going - would you be open to joining us? . . . #autisminclusion #autismawarenessmonth #autismawareness #autism #actuallyautistic #beagoodhuman #themoreyouknow #learn #grow #amplify #makespace #dei #diversityequityinclusion #diversityandinclusion #neurodivergent #neurodiversity
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