Verdant Ink

Danielle Tom
For thoughts too long for twitter, and too nuanced for facebook
Created 28 Sep 2020
  • Review: Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
    05 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Hello, it’s your resident “that one person who talks about Asian American history/culture/experiences/etc.” in your feed, doing the expected thing and writing out my thoughts on Shang Chi. I sincerely...
  • When to call out kith and kin
    17 Jul 2021 • 8 min read
    This is a post I wrote on July 17, 2020 to my facebook page (friends locked), so in interest of continuing to collect those longform thoughts elsewhere, placing it here with some light editing to remo...
  • Throwback Thursday: Pe-TERF-icus Totalus
    11 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    Part of the reason I started this newsletter is to find a non-facebook way to store my longform posts in a medium easier to search than the zuccfeed, and according to Memories it’s the one year annive...
  • And Here We Have Idaho
    24 May 2021 • 3 min read
    My home state’s legislative this season is full of all sorts of horrors, including the doxxing and harassment of an intern who credibly accused a state representative of rape, attempts to limit execut...
  • An Asian American history syllabus
    26 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    I’ll admit, I’m coming into this post cynically assuming that you haven’t read the books bought last summer when you realized that Black Lives Matter and we live with systemic oppressions. But, if you...
  • words for the horror void
    17 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I know it’s been a couple months, and while I’ve had periodic thoughts and drafts go by… it’s been busy (shortly after my last post, I changed jobs at the same company, and it’s been a bit of a transi...
  • The Only One
    03 Jan 2021 • 3 min read
    There’s a game I used to play at events (and will resume when they can safely come back) where I count the number of nonwhite people present including myself, and I’ll whisper a number in my husband’s...
  • America, we need to talk.
    11 Nov 2020 • 2 min read
    Well. This post has gone through several iterations, initially starting as something last Wednesday titled, “No matter who wins… America, we need to talk” but then Saturday morning happened and I gran...
  • If Roe is Reversed, What Next?
    26 Oct 2020 • 3 min read
    Due to a Republican senate majority, Amy Coney Barett’s Supreme Court nomination is virtually guaranteed to be confirmed which many conservatives both in my feed and in the public space cheer as a win...
  • Bachelorette Bubble
    16 Oct 2020 • 6 min read
    Funnily enough, I can’t self-plagiarize because my previous thoughts on the matter seem to have been eaten by Facebook, or at least I cannot find it digging through my log. That’s ok- this is a differ...
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