My username Lilandra Ra is listed on Names.org as a famous Lilandra. I suspect it is mentioned there because it is just basically me and my name inspiration alien Lilandra Neramani, Empress of the Marvel Universe’s Shi’ar and a few others you may not have heard of either. The name is not that popular and, in fact, […]
Is Christianity Cultural Appropriation?
Cultural appropriation comes up in the news every now and again, and seems to provoke strongly worded opinions. Miley Cyrus doesn’t appear to get it even after having had it patiently explained to her many times by people, who actually experience it. A blog post I did 2 year sago about Katy Perry’s Geisha performance […]
Exceeded expectations thanks to FTBCon3
Although, some of the audience wasn’t sure what to expect, The Secular Asian Community panel was well received. It is now posted on youtube. Despite large numbers of Asians in Asia and non-Asian countries, we have yet to see an offline conference that addressed Asian issues both South and East Asian. So we took the […]
A reminder note from a Christian that Asians don’t belong here
I found this note on my car, after taking my children to the Asian part of town to eat. We love Vietnamese food because of our family heritage. It turns out this is part of a Biblical verse… And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom […]
Asian Cultural Sensitivity 101: Why is Katy Perry’s “Geisha” performance considered racist?
I know no one asked me to weigh in on this, but what the heck. I am the resident East Eurasian here. Seriously though my social media is awash in East Asian outrage and also cultural insensitivity over Perry’s performance yesterday at the AMAs dressed in modified,sexy geisha apparel. There are a number of comments […]