As a 1.5-generation immigrant, a previous 1st-gen college student with very limited financial resources, and familial mental health struggles, I have experienced being "othered," to have to first focus on survival and security. I have had to learn to have a voice, to learn to overcome guilt and take space so that I can focus on my own healing. As I gain more privileges, I regularly volunteered with the local Asian American community on social justice initiatives and provided workshops on mental health issues. I have also had to learn to set limits after burning out, and I'm now very careful how I spend my energy.
I feel much privilege in sharing my learnings, to facilitate and empower your capacity to come into your true, powerfully unique, grounded you. I believe that we each have to walk towards ourselves, to hold and to cherish our own imperfect being first and foremost, to come into our light, so that we can be clear, healthy reflection while in and working for community.