when i was 10, i used to knock on the toilet lid 10 times after each time i went to the bathroom because somehow it made sense to me that this would keep me safe. this would keep the world in balance. in elementary school, a friend told me a secret, one so obscure i … Continue reading Order for an Obsessive Compulsive
This story was shared by a Project Ava Storyteller. Learn more about the Storyteller Program. As a 24-year-old graduate student, I am often praised for my devotion to my education and goals. I focus my studies on child welfare policy and women’s issues with the hope of making the lives of women and children … Continue reading Out of My Hands: Ending Cycles of Child Maltreatment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvvlLdHS1FA One of the most detrimental myths to Asians and Asian-Americans is the model minority myth for a number of reasons - mental health definitely being one of those reasons. Mental health and the awareness of mental illnesses are not generally talked about in the Asian household - treated as shameful anomalies in the community. … Continue reading The Thing We Never Talk About In The #AAPI Community
The question took me off guard. What did I like about myself? I wasn’t in there in that small, generically comfortable room tucked away in my campus’ health and counseling center to talk about what I liked about myself. I was there because I was flawed. I was there to talk about what was wrong with me. I was there to fix myself. I … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions – What Do You Like About Yourself?