I think it's absolutely necessary for me to work during emotionally trying times. It's not always the easiest thing to do; I'd much rather just sit and wallow. But as I've gotten older, I've realized how important it is to just do the work, and how essential that is for healing as well.
There was a huge, huge movement in my soul toward really getting it, really understanding my inherited history, as well as how my being has been shaped by these intersections my whole life. I've had a very estranged relationship with my African American history, and my own self acceptance as a queer brown woman.
Ja Soon Kim
I used to sit and meditate. When I started doing it, I found it truly meditative. Even if it's a failure, the process is very calming because you're kind of lost in your own world. I consider that a profound treasure.