Annie Chen is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works, writes, and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is author of The Attachment Theory Workbook: Powerful Tools to Promote Understanding, Increase Stability, and Build Lasting Relationships.
We’re in an unprecedented time. Social distancing is becoming the norm as we learn about how to “flatten the curve” and try to help those who don’t understand the concept get up to speed as well. We’re remembering the real people that keep this country running: the gas station attendants, grocery store clerks, operators and suppliers for our food systems, hospital staff and other essential service workers. Mutual aid among communities is sprouting up in creative ways. Some of us are uncertain about the future of our work, healthcare benefits and housing.
Previously unknown in the world of electoral politics, Andrew Yang announced his bid for the presidency in November 2017. And if you have been paying any attention to the top 10 contenders, you may have noticed him — near the bottom of the list. As Yang often introduces himself, he is the “Asian guy running for president who wants to give everyone $1,000 a month.” Beyond that, you might be wondering what his deal is. Here is a look at Yang, what that $1,000 dollars is about and how he approaches some of the most pressing issues of our day.