What I Need From the World As an Asian Woman and What You Can Do

My 4 year-old daughter and I made this together as I continue to process what’s happening in the Asian American community. She chose the colors and helped color the hair. She chose blue for the hair because she said it looks like ocean. Three weeks ago when I learned about the Atlantic shooting in whichContinue reading “What I Need From the World As an Asian Woman and What You Can Do”

For Asians, Normalizing Mental Health Is More Than Raising Awareness

How intergenerational trauma, family conflicts, and racism block us from healing Most recently, I was tasked with creating a community program that provides mental health care for and addresses the impact of racism/xenophobia and COVID-19 on the Chinese immigrant families in the city. For the past two months as everyone scrambled to find and adjustContinue reading “For Asians, Normalizing Mental Health Is More Than Raising Awareness”

Return

Sunbeams gently shine through the white lace curtain from the glass door in the bedroom. With your head sticking out to see the morning sidewalks, I see your tan small body and fluffy curly tail. It must be around 6 o’clock. I barely fell back to sleep after my racing thoughts woke me up inContinue reading “Return”