ARTICLES, DOCUMENTS, BLOGS, AND SOCIAL POSTS
The following are resources about anti-racism, but not solely focused on racism toward Asians. They are listed in alphabetical order and dates are listed where applicable. Please contact me if you have any other resources that should be added to these lists.
RESOURCES ABOUT FILIPINX ALLYSHIP FOR BLACK PEOPLE
Beyond Earth, Wind, and Fire: the Elements of Filpinx Allyship
“Black & Asian Solidarity: Buffalo Soldiers & the Philippines” – Bianca Mabute-Louie, May 14, 2020
“Filipinx for #BlackLivesMatter: Fighting Anti-Blackness in Our Own Community” – Justine Abigail Yu, June 2, 2020
“From Triumph to Tragedy: African American Soldiers Fight For Citizenship and Manhood in the Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War” – Le’Trice Danyell Donaldson, August 2006
“If you find it so difficult to believe that as Asians, and that you as an Asian, can be racist, ask yourself, why?” – Sari-Sari Studio, May 29, 2020
“The 19th-Century African-American Soldier Who Fought for Filipino Liberation” – Michael Morey, April 16, 2019
“The Jim Crow Army in the Philippine-American War” – Matthew Wills, February 4, 2020
A Different Asian American Timeline: aatimeline.com
Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit (great for educators): asianamtoolkit.org
Black Lives Matter: blacklivesmatter.com
Carlos Bulosan Centennial: bulosan.org
Center for Babaylan Studies: centerforbabaylanstudies.org
Letters for Black Lives: lettersforblacklives.com
The 1619 Project
The Anti-Oppression Network: theantioppressionnetwork.com
The RepresentASIAN Project: representasianproject.com
ORGANIZATIONS FOR FILIPINXS LIVING IN NORTH AMERICA
DIRTY DOZEN AND CLEAN 15
You may have heard of these lists already.
Try to buy organic produce on the Dirty Dozen list whenever possible. Save the images below to your mobile to take shopping with you.
BEWARE OF TOXINS
Be aware that this is not a complete list of toxins, but some of the most commonly found ones to stay away from. It’s a good idea to keep them in a list on your mobile phone while you’re shopping for body products or cosmetics.
Bisphenol A (BPA)
Diethyl phthalate (DEP)
Ethanol & ethanolamines
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)
Exavalent FD & C Formaldehyde
Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
Quaternium-15 or 1-29
Retinol (Vitamin A)
Sodium Laureth sulfate
Sodium Lauryl sulfate
GOOD BUSINESS NETWORKS
Here’s a list of progressive business networks I compiled and shared when I ran Conscious PR.
1% For the Planet (Global)
B Corporation (Global)
Change Agents Worldwide (Global)
Conscious Capitalism (USA/Global)
Evolutionary Business Council (Global)
Social Venture Circle (USA/Global)
League of Intrapreneurs (Global)
Social Venture Institute (Hollyhock, Vancouver, Petaluma)
Web of Change (Canada/USA)
SKIN AND BODY PRODUCTS
Face Wash: United & Free Balanced Natural Face Cleanser
Face Toner: None (But I recommend Belmondo Organics After the Rain Face Toner)
Face Serum: None
Face Exfoliant: None (But I recommend Belmondo Organics The Dunes)
Shampoo & Conditioner: House brand refill from The Soap Dispensary or Phillip Adam
Body Wash + Hand Soap: House brand refill from The Soap Dispensary
Body Scrub: None. I have made DIY sugar scrubs, and I use the exfoliating cloth from Stripped Wax Bar
Body Lotion and Face Moisturizer: Everyone 3-in-1 Unscented Lotion. For a splurge: Lavanila Healthy Body Butter in Vanilla Coconut.
BEAUTY, PERSONAL, AND HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
Toothpaste: Dr. Bronner, JASON, or Nature’s Gate
Toothbrush: Environmental Toothbrush
Hair Styling: ANDALOU Naturals Full Volume Style Spray from Whole Foods Market. Works surprisingly well and it’s the cheapest spray I’ve ever bought!
Powder Foundation: PaperDoll Mineral Cosmetics Loose Mineral Powder Foundation via The Green Kiss
Eyeliner: 100% PURE Creamy Long Last Liner
Eyeshadow: AVEDA eye colour trio or Sappho Organics
Mascara: Josie Maran Cosmetics’ Argan Black Oil Mascara
Eyebrow Makeup: W3LL PEOPLE Capitalist Brow Powder
Lipstick & Gloss: ILIA Beauty
Deodorant: Lafes Natural and Organic Deodorant Stick or LAVANILA‘s the healthy deodorant
Shave Cream: DIY formula or Kiss My Face Shaving Cream
Feminine Products: Aisle
Lube: Sutil Luxe Body Glide
Dishwashing Liquid & Cleaning Products: Eco-Max or Sapadilla refill; The Soap Dispensary cleaner concentrate; E-Cloth
Dishwasher Soap: Seventh Generation
Laundry Detergent: Live For Tomorrow refill
Air Freshener: Homemade mix of 1/4 c water, 1/2 tbsp vodka, and 5-6 drops of essential oil (I like grapefruit) in a small spray bottle
PERSONAL SERVICES IN VANCOUVER
CLOTHING STORES AND BRANDS
PLANT-BASED RESTAURANTS IN VANCOUVER
OTHER RESTAURANTS IN VANCOUVER
OTHER FOOD PLACES IN VANCOUVER
RECOGNIZABLE PLANT-BASED EATERS
Some of these names span across categories, but are listed here based on their most known role. This was once called a “vegan celebrity” list but as I cannot prove that everyone is also wearing vegan clothing in addition to eating vegan, I’ve since changed this title.
Acknowledging that dietary habits of individuals can change without notice, please contact me if you know something on these lists have changed.
ACTIVISTS, INDUSTRY LEADERS, AND INFLUENCERS
Ed Winters (“Earthling Ed”)
Dr. Judy Brangman
Kat Von D
Dr. Michael Greger
Dr. Neal D. Barnard
ACTORS, COMEDIANS, MODELS, TV PERSONALITIES, AND OTHER PERFORMERS
Harley Quinn Smith
Jasmine C. Leyva
Taraji P. Henson
Danaé, Danya & Danielle
Chokwe Antar Lumumba
RZA (and most of the Wu-Tang Clan)
(Not in order of priority)
Get a tattoo.
See the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.
Touch the walls of the Colosseum in Rome.
Walk on the Acropolis ruins.
Go into space, or do an anti-gravity simulation.
See African animals in their purest state as much as possible.
Help publish an heirloom book of my grandfather’s life story.
Go to the Cannes Film Festival.
Go on a cultural tour of my native homeland (the Philippines).
Go to New York Fashion Week with at least one of my siblings.