Day two of my hunt for a new platform. Yesterday I had 3 posts made on YOMYOMF.
Today, without warning or explanation, all three posts are removed. I am not sure why but I have emailed the staff asking for the reason and also reminding them how important voices like mine are. There are many Asians who feel the way I do, I know this because many have reached out and because I see them in society all the time, but our voices are often ignored and silenced.
I wrote about this silencing from the Asian community before: https://asianamericangfonskype.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/no-love-from-my-own-community/
When I brought up my views and perspective to Asian forums like r/Asian American on reddit I was banned.
When I asked the moderator why I was banned and asked to be unbanned, I was muted from contacting them without any explanation or reason!
Same deal at Aznidentity, when I told them I couldn’t post, they said it was just a glitch.
When I told them that I still could not post and think that I have been banned from posting, I asked if they could remove me from the ban and I get muted.
It seems they don’t want to acknowledge that it is happening or care about why we are affected the way we are or how we are coping with it. They try to silence people like us and act like we don’t exist, despite a growing number of minorities that act and feel the way I do – apparently across the world.
To use a prison analogy, don’t they realize that many gang prevention programs have former gangsters speak to the youth and that can be a great agent of change and progress? Being someone who used to claim only my White side, date exclusively White men and live a “White” life as much as can be, I can speak to those experiences that many are going through now, but it would help if I could find a supportive outlet that would listen to me and let me talk to the people. People like me shouldn’t made to be feel isolated and alone, our thoughts matter just as much as the echo chambers in the Asian American community forums. They say they appreciate diversity, but so far I am not seeing it. I hope some blog site will come and prove me wrong. I have submitted my work to two other Asian identity/activists sites so hopefully I will hear back soon.