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Orange County Fine Art Natural Light Pregnancy Photographer | Tiffany Chi Photography Weight gain is often the obvious collateral we think about when we think of pregnancy. Everyone from your mother in law to internet memes will remind you of it. I expected it for myself to a certain extent … in the way that […]

About Me, Awareness

July 26, 2021

Pregnancy & Postpartum Weight Gain: The Lies We’re Told

Milk Bath Maternity
Natural Light Family Photography | Tiffany Chi Photography

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I’ve been posting a lot of information from Jenny Wang’s page @asiansformentalhealth.  Jenny has a wealth of knowledge about how and where to start healing from racial trauma and also spreads awareness about the often invisible AAPI experience.  She’s amazing, and I highly recommend following her!  I recommend watching her video discussing how Asian Americans […]

About Me, Awareness, Parenting, Stop Asian Hate

March 23, 2021

Talking to our Asian American children about Race

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“One of the most tragic parts of being Asian American right now is that no one believed in the reality of our radicalized trauma until now. […] How do Asian Americans heal from a lifestime of hidden realities and unspoken trauma unrecognized by others?” Jenny Wang Clinical Psychologist@asiansformentalhealth I’m tired.  Last week was heavy, and […]

About Me, Awareness, Stop Asian Hate

March 22, 2021

Asian American Antiracist Advocacy

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“As the Asian American community continues to encourage each other to SPEAK UP, take up SPACE, and become VISIBLE, we also need to remember that these actions take immense courage and are costly.  We need to be prepared to defend, protect, and support each other in these brave acts or we run the risk of […]

About Me, Awareness, Stop Asian Hate

March 22, 2021

Asian Americans and Racial Trauma

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I have not been able to stop crying. My heart is shredded. I realize that what I am about to share isn’t filtered, and probably won’t even be mindfully articulated. I’m just sharing what I feel. These women were somebody’s daughters, and perhaps mothers and sisters. Now, dead, because of a white man’s “bad day.” […]

About Me, Awareness, Stop Asian Hate

March 18, 2021

Stop Asian Hate

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Are you listening now? Do you see us now? My first reaction was rage, then sadness, then the impulse to say something, and then, do you know my next impulse was?  To not say anything. “Be quiet, Tiffany.  Be agreeable.  Likable.  Don’t rock the boat.  No one else is reacting, so maybe you shouldn’t. Don’t react.  […]

About Me, Awareness, Stop Asian Hate

March 18, 2021

Stop Asian Hate, II

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Another loss in the family today. In the span of a mere 24 days, my husband Alex lost first his uncle, then his aunt, on his mother’s side, to COVID19. His two cousins, their children, now orphaned to misfortune, pain, overwhelming grief, and loss. I personally never had the privilege nor honor of meeting them, […]

About Me, Awareness

November 28, 2020

Saying Goodbye

Tiffany Chi Photography
Baby Rememberance Photoshoot | Tiffany Chi Photography

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. One in 4 Women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy. One in 160 pregnancies will end in stillbirth. Pregnancy and infant loss has long been stigmatized and shrouded in shame. Yet, thousands of mothers and parents suffer silently, feeling forsaken and alone in their […]

Awareness, Motherhood, Parenting

October 6, 2020

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

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Important conversations are happening, and need to continue happening. Some, for the first time are waking up from a deep sleep to the reality of systematic racial division and oppression against the Black Community. I know that I have. I’ve taken a breath. I realize that I am lucky to still be breathing, because so […]

Awareness, Black Lives Matter

September 5, 2020

Continuing the Conversation

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I wasn’t planning on posting about this, but the issue is too important and close to my heart to stay silent. Today is World Day Against Human Trafficking. Mothers, Fathers, Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Sisters, Brothers, Friends, I implore you to turn your eyes to this issue. Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring of […]

Awareness

July 30, 2020

Parents Against Trafficking