I am a “Mestiza,” half Filipina, and half Black.  The stigma around mental health and illness in both the Asian and Black communities is prevalent.  My mother, born and raised in the Philippines, was confused, and called to a need for prayer upon my diagnosis.  For my father, born and raised in Philadelphia, he thought […]

Medical Minute

May 29, 2020

Stigma in the Asian and Black Communities

If you’re on Facebook, you have undoubtedly come across the “Depression Tips” list. I’m here to tell you that, that’s an absolute crock of bullshit. Why is it bullshit? Well let’s look at number one on the list. “Shower. Not a bath, a shower.” You have got to be kidding me. I don’t know how […]

Life, Medical Minute

April 23, 2020

Depression Tips are Bull

I’m going to be honest here – this isn’t the first draft. I still have that post saved but what I was trying to say wasn’t making sense. It was a convoluted mess of words which I guess is telling of my current mental state but we’ll get there in a minute. I absolutely adore […]

Medical Minute, Mindfulness

May 3, 2019

What a Radiant Crescendo.

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