DON’T TELL ME TO ‘SMILE’

DON’T TELL ME TO ‘SMILE’

At 12-years-old, the men near my school would leer at me as I speed-walked past them in a regular pair of denim shorts and a t-shirt. My mother told me to ignore them, so I did. There was nothing I could do. I was 14 when I saw the same man every single day on [...]

THE PERCEPTION OF MENTAL HEALTH IN THE ASIAN COMMUNITY

THE PERCEPTION OF MENTAL HEALTH IN THE ASIAN COMMUNITY

As an Asian American, mental health was rarely touched upon in my household. It seemed like a silly issue to stress over, considering my family‚Äôs near-death experiences as refugees. I was expected to accept and move on from mental obstacles with ease.  I remember how shocked I felt hearing about one of my relatives battling [...]

MEET DACIA – CEO OF CHILLOLOGY

MEET DACIA – CEO OF CHILLOLOGY

Dacia (day-see-a) is one of the most passionate and hardworking women you will meet in your lifetime. However, no matter the success and acclamation, she remains humble in her ways. She considers herself to be an "Island Gyal" as she was born and raised on the island of Jamaica, "(it's) where I spent most of [...]

DEAR COVID-19~

DEAR COVID-19~

If you COVID-19 was a person and you were able to talk to them...what would you say? This is what I would say... https://videopress.com/v/wMVNdfZj?preloadContent=metadata "Dear Covid-19,  You are strong, powerful, and effective. You brought nations to their knees. You brought fear to the people. You brought light to deep rooted racism. You brought death to [...]

CORONAVIRUS IS MORE THAN A PANDEMIC

CORONAVIRUS IS MORE THAN A PANDEMIC

It's a wake up call. In a span of two weeks, the lives of New Yorkers was instantly changed. Since anyone can remember, the streets were clear for the first time in awhile. The lights remain on but the noise is loudly silent. The hustle and bustle ceased for the sake of seeing tomorrow. As [...]