Four Netflix Shows & Movies To Watch During API History Month

By ena ganguly As some folks may know, the month of May is Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month. This month we get to celebrate the victories, achievements, and most importantly, the collective histories of all Asian Pacific Islander communities. In the spirit of this month’s theme, I curated a list of shows and movies one can watch if they …

5 Instagram Accounts Helping Me Feel Less Alone

by Bryan Garcia (he/him/his) While many would recommend limiting your social media intake, especially during a time when the news is flooded with and continuously updated with the latest news on COVID-19, it is important to remind ourselves that we do have some control over what we allow our minds and hearts to consume. So, I wanted to highlight five …

PrEP (And Sex) During COVID-19

By ena ganguly Since the national ‘stay-at-home’ order issued, and social distancing became our ‘new normal’, many folks who were taking pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, to prevent contracting HIV from sex stopped taking it. Their reason being was because they were not planning to have sex any time soon or not having sex with anyone other than the person they …

Some Queer Artists of Color to Get to Know

By Cali Cooper Being stuck inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful to say the least, but I have taken this time to listen to some of my favorite artists and developed some new interests. All of these artists are Black and people of color who take on rap, hip-hop, and R&B in their own ways. Their styles …

Resources for Community

RISE Funds St. Vincent De Paul Main organization (Travis County) received some funds through RISE program. This program is trying to provide relief to folks NOT covered by the Federal programs. Payments who lost wages due to COVID-19. The aid is focused on people NOT helped by the government including undocumented folks. It is worth up to a few thousand …

How To Navigate Working From Home

By ena ganguly For those of us who are working from home, it can be a lot to stay up to date with deadlines, assigned tasks and projects — while sitting in bed. We may still be feeling the pressure of work, only difference now is, it’s seeping into our homes and mixing in with all these other stressors that …

Feeling All The Feels in the Midst of Uncertainty

By Bryan Garcia (he/him/his) The other day I was on a call with a long time friend and something happened that finally allowed me to face what has been going on these past couple of weeks amidst everything COVID-19. My friend lives in another city, so we are “Virtual Quarantine Buddies” and have kept each other updated on our lives, …

The Healing Power of Music

By ena ganguly I was talking to someone the other day about how much I wish we had a piano or synthesizer at our place. In elementary school, at the end of the day, I would often wait for my mom, a teacher, to wrap up her work. Sometimes, I would make my way to the music room and try …

5 Pick-Me Ups During Social Distancing

By Cali Cooper The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in countless ways. Many counties in Texas are instituting Stay Home Work Safe or Shelter in Place orders  to prevent the spread of the virus. Though staying home is the best option for our physical health, many of us are feeling the effects on our mental health. Staying cooped up …

How To Create A Sleep Routine Starting Tonight

By ena ganguly This is an anxiety inducing time for many of us. I know I haven’t been able to sleep this past week, not only because of my own anxieties, but simply sensing the anxieties and worries of others, and the communities I hold dear. Unfortunately, the less sleep I get, the more sluggish and irritable I become. Things …