This article was originally published on Threads of Solidarity: WOC Against Racism and is republished with permission. As strong, as brilliant, as loving, and as powerful as we may be, we weren’t built to be superheroes — we were built to be human. — Threads of Solidarity, “Giving from an empty cup/How not to die” The strong, Black woman. The Asian “model minority.” … [Read more...]
After seeing a therapist for almost four years, we had the “graduation” conversation. I had tackled the things that had brought me to therapy in the first place and we had unpacked a great deal of trauma that I hadn’t planned for. I had worked on my family dynamics and learned how important boundaries were to my happiness and health. My therapist and I discussed my progress and … [Read more...]
I've always been comically atrocious at mini-golf, and at other sports that require finesse in hand-eye coordination and the action of aiming a ball into a hole, hoop, or goal. Captain J's Mini-Golf Course is a particularly malicious 18-hole booby trap perched on the tip of Lake Superior, and is where I have some of the best memories of my father. Us laughing as I … [Read more...]
writer's note: i write in lower case, it's my small rebellion. trigger warning: this article discusses cutting, mental health, and drug use. september is national recovery month, and as a harm reductionist for life and active drug user, that has me thinking a lot about my own relationship to recovery. traditional definitions of recovery still solely focus on complete … [Read more...]
This article originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. A mentor of mine recently passed away, and I was heartbroken—so I tried my best to avoid thinking about it. I didn’t even mention it to my family because I didn’t want those sad feelings to resurface. In other words, I took the very enlightened … [Read more...]
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