Dear Rihito Takarai, Thank you for writing Ten Count and allowing me and many readers to follow the romance story between Shirotani and Kurose. I never expected to fall in love with the characters and their journey, but I did. When I first eyed Ten Count on Amazon, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was looking… Read More A Letter to Rihito Takarai: Author of Ten Count
Barbershops are interesting places to observe. Barbers and patrons smack talk, tease and banter with each other. A relaxing place to sit back, watch, and get a haircut. It’s the last place I’d think people, especially males, would talk about their mental health. The Lions Barber Collective The Lions Barber Collective, an organization, founded in… Read More The Lions Barber Collective
I was in Portland, Oregon There will be a new post this coming Thursday!
The model minority myth is the perception that a particular minority group can achieve a higher degree of socioeconomic success in comparison to the population average. This myth is often associated with Asian Americans and unfortunately has serious ramifications, especially in the realm of mental health. I have written in my other posts that there… Read More Model Minority Myth and Mental Health
*Dedicated to the ten years since I graduated high school* Dear Teenage Self, It’s not the end of the world. The boy who dumped you, the cousin who yelled at you, and the failed math tests, it doesn’t matter. You’ll get over it, you’ll breathe, and you’ll become stronger. Your undiagnosed anxiety will lift. The… Read More A Letter to My Anxious, Teenage Self