It’s that time again! Monsoon is hosting the 2015 API and African Youth Summit. The summit will be held on May 8th, Friday from 8:30am to 1:30pm at Grand View University. The year’s theme this year is “Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Community.” We are excited to have Roopa Singh of SAAPYA (South Asian American Perspectives on Yoga […]CONTINUE READING
Check out Monsoon’s API Youth Council’s February podcast. What is Dating Violence? Many young people experience abusive behaviors, but do not identify the abuse as dating violence. For many, these behaviors are incorrectly seen as “normal,” and are not considered problematic. Dating violence may include: • Isolation / Extreme jealousy • Stalking • Verbal / Emotional abuse • […]CONTINUE READING
Check out the API Youth Council November 2014 podcast. (https://soundcloud.com/monsooniowa/november-2014-api-youth-podcast-interview-with-pocqat) Our Youth Council were busy working on the November 2014 podcast and also the November edition and very first edition of the NO NAME ‘zine!CONTINUE READING
thoughts 1: who am i? Diversity is the main contributor to our world. Without diversity, everyone appears the same. It might satisfy society’s demand of ‘everyone must be equal’, but all we need to do is to accept that everyone is different and that is okay. Many young adults and even children have a time […]CONTINUE READING
Blog 1: Ever heard of the phrase “Everything has a reason” ? Well it’s true. At birth, we are given a crown that we can’t take off. You and I both have our own duties to fulfill in our lifetime. Of course, there will be obstacles along the way. For example, oppression, jealousy, and prejudice […]CONTINUE READING
1. Excuses, excuses. Sometimes life gets the best of me. Timeless phases littered on the floor before my enemy. Who’s to blame? Failed attempts to find a remedy to this pain. Who’s fault is it? As our oxygen supply slowly eats away bit by bit. Lungs are blackened by the filth that I’m breathing. Polluted […]CONTINUE READING
The standard of beauty is all about being skinny, having perfect skin, long legs, weighing a certain weight, and having the right proportions…the list goes on. I read a blog that an Asian woman wrote that described her struggles with being a tall and curvy woman in a family where Asian beauty standards are highly […]CONTINUE READING
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