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I am a huge advocate for QTBIPOC folx showing up on social media. But I understand that it may not always feel like a safe experience. Our bodies may feel a strong resistance to showing up consistently.

We might not want to stand on our soap box and share our perspective. We might feel ashamed of elevating ourselves and speaking up.


For me, social media has been liberating. It’s helped me work through my perfectionism and performative parts. What about you? What holds you back from sharing more about yourself on social media?

Graphic reads: “A lot of us growing up with Asian immigrant parents found it unsafe to have a unique perspective and to be “seen.” It can be difficult to promote your services on social media when other YT folx seem to do it so easily and effortlessly. In a lot of “collectivistic” families, being seen was labeled as self centered and attention seeking. There was shame about being loud and proud about your perspective. Let’s collectively heal from that.


A lot of us growing up with Asian immigrant parents found it unsafe to have a unique perspective and to be “seen.” It can be difficult to promote your services on social media when other YT folx seem to do it so easily and effortlessly. In a lot of “collectivistic” families, being seen was labeled as self centered and attention seeking. There was shame about being loud and proud about your perspective. Let’s collectively heal from that.


Having a mirror is essential in childhood development. Babies don’t know how they are feeling, but look to a loving caregiver to reflect back their experiences to them both in a somatic and verbal way. On social media, I only see a sea of YT faces. Your Asian face is not only beautiful but necessary to someone else’s mirroring experience. Let’s shamelessly show up and be a mirror for our QTBIPOC siblings.”

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