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We All Belong – Understanding LGBQT+

Navigating and Understanding LGBQT+ 2020 saw more than just a pandemic. It saw individuals embrace their true identity. From celebrities to the average day person, individuals came to start adapting to their new life more free than before. Whether COVID helped persuade these individuals, or literally everyone just started embracing who they were, “coming out” […]

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Bullying Within

Often, bullying is tied to kids at school picking on each other. You hear a child tell their parents or teachers about them being bullied by another child, and more times than not it is taken care of. “Taken care of” does not mean resolved, it just indicates that the situation was dismissed. But most […]

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Mental Health & Pressures in the South Asian Community

I would like to start by clarifying my stance. While this article is influenced by my experiences with judgment and stigmas surrounding mental health in the South Asian community in America, I recognize that not everything that I have witnessed applies to everyone in this community; there are always exceptions. Please understand that this article […]

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Can Cultural Norms Lead to Suicide?

Though this does apply to any race or culture, this topic is close to my South Asian heart. I was blessed to grow up in a household where tradition wasn’t strictly instilled. My grandmother was the one who was very strict in following South Indian culture, but my parents allowed more freedom to follow passions […]

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Abuse in Children

Most times mental abuse is counted for in adults, or has to be properly diagnosed by a professional for it to be considered abuse. Though the word “abuse” is thrown around to categorize any harm to ones’ physical, emotional, or mental state, it doesn’t just affect teens or adults. Most people also immediately think child […]

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A New Era, Covid Teens

“RINGGG! RINGGG!” There it is. There is that awful sound booming out of my phone at the ungodly hour of 7 a.m. I hit snooze a couple of times, but after a certain point the bliss of sleep melts away, so I roll out of bed and drowsily head towards my bathroom to brush my […]

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Footprints – Social Media as a Teen

It’s been a few years since I’ve been a teenager, but I do remember how intense social media began blowing up. It came in all avatars: Snapchat, Instagram, Kik, and Facebook. As a kid, my dad always warned me about social media, and how desperately he wanted me to stay off of it. “Keep your […]

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Evolving

Happy New Year!  Usually, people tell you not to dwindle on the past, but let’s talk about 2020 for a moment. From the millions of lives that suddenly changed due to the pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement, 2020 provided valuable lessons for everyone. Personally, I never realized how much I took my freedom […]

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