The Influence of Culture on Mental Health

This article is a followup of a Strive Conversation on the Influence of Culture on Mental Health, a part of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. The experiences shared in this article do not…

We need each other more than ever

It’s a crazy time in the world. World issues are pressing on us to take action and problems, that seemed so far away, are now in our cities. With heavy hearts and uncertainty running through our veins, it’s moments like…

Letting Go Of Ignorance

They call it “The Privilege Walk.” A wall of sixty humans woven together by nervous, interlocked fingers. With tired eyes pressed firmly shut, we patiently waited for our next instruction. If your parents attended college take one step forward. If…

Empowering the Innovation Generation

There’s are many reasons why Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” is my favorite song on Karaoke. One of them being the inspiring messages it spreads, including “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead…

If you’re going to fight, you better do it right

It’s been difficult as of late to escape hate and toxicity. It feels like everyone is fighting each other – trying to one up one other or prove the other person wrong. …what are we even fighting for? Is there…

Be Kind

At the end of every show, Ellen Degeneres reminds us to be kind to one another. When I first heard this, I thought about how sweet it was. At the same time, strange to have to remind ourselves to be…

The moment I realized I wanted to change the world

I remember the exact moment I decided I wanted to impact the world. I remember it very vividly actually for it was a defining moment in my young adolescence. It was late at night at my aunt’s house. I remember…

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