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.

20 Actions White people & non-Black POCs in Corporate (and otherwise) can take to show up for Black People right now” – Michael J.A. Davis, May 29, 2020
20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now” – Michelle Kim, May 8, 2020
30+ Ways Asians Perpetuate Anti-Black Racism Everyday” – Michelle Kim, May 28, 2020
A Guide to the Model Minority Myth” – Courtney Ahn, April 6, 2020
Alternatives to Calling the Police – Resources for Asian Diaspora in Canada
Awkwafina’s Past Makes Her a Complicated Icon of Asian American Representation” – Bettina Makalintal, VICE, January 24, 2020
Black & Asian Solidarity: The Fight for Ethnic Studies” – Bianca Mabute-Louie, May 13, 2020
Black-Asian animosity is an American tradition” – Ann-Derrick Gaillot, The Outline, April 6, 2017
How to Be A Good Ally To Your Black Friends” – Friday, May 29, 2020
The Asian American Response to Black Lives Matter Is Part of a Long, Complicated History” – Cady Lang, TIME, June 26, 2020
things that get in the way of being an effective ally” – Jack Lam, May 30, 2020
Why the Asian Community Needs to Stand Up and Show Up for the Black Community” – The RepresentASIAN Project, June 8, 2020
Yellowface, Whitewashing, and the History of White People Playing Asian Characters” – Jenn Fang, Teen Vogue, August 8, 2018

HELPFUL WEBSITES

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
Elimin8hate: elimini8hate.org
Letters for Black Lives: lettersforblacklives.com
Mochi Magazine: mochimag.com
The 1619 Project
The Anti-Oppression Network: theantioppressionnetwork.com
The RepresentASIAN Project: representasianproject.com

ORGANIZATIONS AND PODCASTS FOR FILIPINXS LIVING IN NORTH AMERICA

Entrepinayship: entrepinayship.com and Foundher podcast
Filipina on the Rise podcast: filipinaontherise.com
Filipina Women’s Network: filipinawomensnetwork.org
Filipinos Rising: filipinosrising.ca
GABRIELA Philippines BC Chapter: @_gabrielabc, Facebook
Kaibigan Connection: kaibiganconnection.ca
Pinayista: pinayista.org
The Aswang Project: aswangproject.com
This Filipino American Life Podcast: thisfilipinoamericanlife.com
The Filipino American Woman Project podcast
Tulayan: tulayan.org

FILIPINX FOLX TO FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Bianca Mabute-Louie: @beyonkz
Charlene Sayo: @constructing_char
Dr. Therapinay:
 @the.drtherapinay
ienna: @decolonialbulaklak
Jana Lynne Umipig: @jlcreator
Kalaya’an Mendoza, Across Frontlines: @kalamendoza
Marianelli Agbulos: @heynells

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.

1,4 Dioxane

Acetone

Alpha Terpineol

Asbestos

Benzaldehyde

Benzalkonium chloride

Benzophenone

Benzyl acetate

Benzyl alcohol

Bisphenol A (BPA)

BHA

BHT

Butoxyethanol

Cetrimonium bromide

Coal tar

Diazolidinyl urea

Dietholamine (DEA)

Dibutyl phthalate

Diethyl phthalate (DEP)

Dioxins

DMDM Hydantoin

Ethanol & ethanolamines

Ethyl acetate

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)

Exavalent FD & C Formaldehyde

Flame retardant

Fragrance/Parfum

Gamma-Terpinene

Hexane

Hydantoin chromium

Hydroquinone

Imidazolidinyl urea

Lead

Limonene

Linalool

Monoethanolamone (MEA)

Mercury

Methanamine

Methyl Cellosolve

Methylene chloride

Methylisothiazolinone

Mineral oil

Nonylphenols

Oxybenzone

Parabens

Petrolatum

Phenylenediamine

Phthalates

Polysorbate 60/80

Polyethylene glycol (PEG)

Propylene glycol

Quaternium-15 or 1-29

Resorcinol

Retinol (Vitamin A)

Retinyl Palmitate

Silicone

Siloxanes

Sodium Laureth sulfate

Sodium Lauryl sulfate

Synthetic flavour

Talc

Toluene

Trichloroethylene

Triclosan

Triethanolamine (TEA)

Vinyl chloride

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)

Buy Social Canada

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (Canada)

Change Agents Worldwide (Global)

Common Future (USA)

Conscious Capitalism (USA/Global)

Evolutionary Business Council (Global)

Social Venture Circle (USA/Global)

League of Intrapreneurs (Global)

LOCO (BC)

Social Venture Institute (Hollyhock, Vancouver, Banff, Bay Area)

Social Enterprise Council of Canada

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

Hair Removal: Sugaring at Bare Wax Bar (Visit Sugar’d for locations outside Vancouver)
Brow Threading: Navkiran at 4 Angels Beauty Care
Massage: Sabai Thai Spa (or a RMT)

CLOTHING STORES AND BRANDS

Casual Shoes: Native Shoes
Front & Company, Vancouver
Value Village, various locations

OTHER FOOD PLACES IN VANCOUVER
OTHER FOOD PRODUCTS
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

Angela Davis
Billie Lee
Casey Neistat
Charity Morgan
Damien Mander
Ed Winters (“Earthling Ed”)
Gary Yourofsky
Genesis Butler
Greta Thunberg
Haile Thomas
James Aspey
Jenné Claiborne
John Lewis
Dr. Judy Brangman
Kat Von D
Koya Webb
LaRayla Gaston
Dr. Michael Greger
Dr. Neal D. Barnard
Nimai Delgado
Philip Wollen
Prince Khaled
Stella McCartney
Torre Washington

ACTORS, COMEDIANS, MODELS, TV PERSONALITIES, AND OTHER PERFORMERS

Alan Cumming
Alicia Silverstone
Ava DuVernay
Benedict Cumberbatch
Carrie-Anne Moss
Craig Robinson
Daryl Hannah
Demi Moore
Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Page
Emily Deschanel
Harley Quinn Smith
Heather Mills
Jaja Vankova
James Cameron
James Cromwell
Jared Leto
Jasmine C. Leyva
Jenna Dewan
Jerome Flynn
Jessica Chastain
Joaquin Phoenix
Jon Stewart
Kate Mara
Keegan Kuhn
Kevin Smith
Kip Andersen
Liam Hemsworth
Maggie Q
Mayim Bialik
Mena Massoud
Mena Suvari
Michelle Pfeiffer
Natalie Portman
Nathalie Emmanuel
Pamela Anderson
Penn Jillette
Persia White
Peter Dinklage
Rooney Mara
Ruby Rose
Russell Brand
Simon Cowell
Steve Harvey
Tabitha Brown
Taraji P. Henson
Teresa Palmer
Tobey Maguire
Woody Harrelson
Zac Efron

ATHLETES

Andre Patton
Brendan Brazier
Bryant Jennings
Carl Lewis
Colin Kaepernick
Danaé, Danya & Danielle
DeAndre Jordan
Domz Thompson
Dotsie Bausch
JaVale McGee
John Salley
Kendrick Farris
Kyrie Irving
Lewis Hamilton
Mac Danzig
Morgan Mitchel
Patrick Baboumian
Scott Jurek
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

POLITICIANS

Adam Schiff
Al Gore
Bill Clinton
Cathy Jamieson
Chokwe Antar Lumumba
Christina Rees
Cory Booker
Eric Adams
Jeremy Corbyn
Kerry McCarthy
Mojo Mathers
Natalie Bennett
Thangam Debbonaire
Tulsi Gabbard
Tziporah Livni

RECORDING ARTISTS

Ariana Grande
ASAP Rocky
Bif Naked
Billie Eilish
Bryan Adams
Dawn Richard
Ellie Goulding
Erykah Badu
Jann Arden
Jason Mraz
Jermaine Dupri
Joan Jett
Jessie J
Lenny Kravitz
Leona Lewis
Lizzo
MC Lyte
Moby
Morrissey
Mya
Paul McCartney
Russell Simmons
RZA (and most of the Wu-Tang Clan)
Sia
Sinead O’Connor
Stevie Wonder
Styles P
Travis Barker
Usher
Will.I.Am
YG

BUCKET LIST

(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.

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