Your Transphobia Isn’t My Burden to Bear

Coming into graduate school this past August, I had high expectations of my peers and my program. My graduate program is ranked number seven in the nation and is well known in my area for producing some of the best counselors around. As a group of future counselors and current counselor educators, it seemed reasonable … Continue reading Your Transphobia Isn’t My Burden to Bear

The Evolution of My Name, My Identity

Bich Ngoc My parents gave me the name Bich-Ngoc after a beautiful greenish jade stone when I was born. They wanted people to know that I was as precious as jade. To them, I was a gem in the midst of a life filled with limited opportunities. My dad, a prisoner of war, was trying … Continue reading The Evolution of My Name, My Identity