How One Organization is Redefining Mental Health for South Asians

Featured Illustration: Anatolii Babii A lot of entrepreneurs are motivated to create the resources they needed when they were younger, and Poonam Rahman is no exception. Growing up as a Bangladeshi American and Muslim, she remembers being bullied for her name and ethnic background. “When I sought out support at my high school, I realized…

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An Exciting Life for the Depressed Mind

Trigger Warning: Mentions of suicidal thoughts and depression . . . My depression began at the age of twelve. I remember looking up one morning after I had washed my face wishing I were dead. It seemed that a tired dejected little Black girl’s face followed me around. Only her face has now grown into…

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The Casual Trauma of “Happier Than Ever”

In her new album “Happier Than Ever” moody-eyed-Eilish takes a stab at the casual trauma of what it’s like to be a girl. I’ll give you a hint: it’s not great.

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Unlearning the Harmful Impacts of Colorism

Featured Illustration: ‘Shade Cards’ by Muskaan Gupta Often in our society, we view discrimination towards someone’s skin color as a form of racism. However, it should be noted that discrimination against one’s skin color can also be a factor of colorism as well. Colorism is the prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin…

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Emergence

As the sun rises, so do they: the embodiment of wonder, curiosity, play, intuition, and magic. The spirits that lie within the natural elements teach us to embrace creation and creativity, magnetize our joy and release all fear. Photography & Creative Direction: @tembotones Muse: @iameleazar MUA: @lastlookswitherica Wardrobe: @ajovang Jewels: @eyeofiris

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POV: The Young Asian American Experience

How much do you know about the Asian American students in your class? You’ve heard the model minority myth, the stereotypes, the “toxic” parental pressure, and probably even witnessed the statistical success of the Asian American student. But how much of it is really true? And which of these perceptions are detrimental to the Asian…

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Voices Leak Identities: On Speaking Up

Featured Illustration: Camila Rosa Voices leak identities, someone told me recently when I confessed to being terrified of public speaking. I had been asked to present a lecture on the cultural aspects of slavery, for an online seminar. In spite of feeling confident about the topic, I was aware of a familiar pervasive feeling of…

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Hey Alexa, Play “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross

Featured Illustration: “Show Me as I Want to Be Seen” by Claude Cahun I’m a bisexual person. My pronouns are she/they and the more introspection I do, the more I find that I’m slowly slipping into the non-binary territory. And that’s cool but every day I wake up and face a dilemma. Do I need…

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