Surviving and Conquering Hate: Reflections on Arjun Sethi’s “American Hate”

“Speaking out is the most basic and vital form of resistance.” – Arjun Singh Sethi I spent some time reflecting on Arjun Sethi’s “American Hate: Survivors Speak Out,” which was published over a month ago. I also had the opportunity to hear Arjun speak about his book at the Politics and Prose in Washington, DC, Read More

Addressing Mental Health Stigma in Academia

This topic warrants more time, research, and reflection, but I want to begin sharing my initial reflections here, due to some recent experiences. I’ve been baffled by the irony of mental health stigma in our communities. Especially in my locality for the past 9 years. Washington, DC has probably some of the most “depressed”  or Read More

I am just like you….

…I am just like you… As a kid, I was guilty of watching a lot of TV. There were six of us, so I won’t blame the rents for needing their space. Do you remember Full House, Saved by the Bell, Family Matters, Growing Pains, Step by Step, the Torkelsons, Doug, Are you Afraid of Read More

The Silence Will Kill Us

“In the end we will remember, not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”  – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We are trained in our society to hide our pain and compress our fears. We are conditioned to share our happiness with everyone, yet keep our sorrow to ourselves, locked up Read More