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We answer the questions about mental health, sexuality, and wellness that you might feel too shy to ask.

The Morning After? Demystifying Emergency Contraception

The Morning After? Demystifying Emergency Contraception

Issues surrounding women’s health, particularly those related to sex and birth control, are considered taboo in many Asian cultures. Growing up, these kinds of conversations certainly did not exist in my Asian household. School was not much help either. A traumatizing...

How Asian Fitness YouTubers Are Leading Home Fitness

How Asian Fitness YouTubers Are Leading Home Fitness

Home fitness has become insanely popular due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With fitness centers closed and social distancing restrictions lasting for months — not to mention, a heightened awareness around health — many have turned to YouTube for new workout routines....

Managing Grief During COVID-19: Real Talk with Therapists

Managing Grief During COVID-19: Real Talk with Therapists

My cousin always made the best buttery pound cakes. During the holidays, she’d spend weeks baking these cakes to give to each family member. She’s generous like that.  When I found out my cousin died, I was in shock. She was a mom to two kids — one in college,...

Domestic Violence is Everyone’s Business

Domestic Violence is Everyone’s Business

“I grew up with stories about my great-aunt in Korea, who was beaten to death by her husband. He suffered from a drinking problem and always became violent after abusing alcohol,” says Michelle Yang. “What stands out is the acceptance among relatives that my...

The Unexpected of Expecting…and Beyond

The Unexpected of Expecting…and Beyond

I don’t remember having “the talk” with my mom. The closest thing was sitting in on my older sister’s talk as my mom read a book on puberty. I giggled at an illustration of a girl whose breasts sagged over her desk. My mom said that the book was more for my sister and...

Is Asian Infertility a Thing?

Is Asian Infertility a Thing?

One of the most beautiful things in life is having a child. Like many women, Annie Kuo wanted to be a mother. But after a miscarriage, she received a diagnosis of primary infertility. Her doctor recommended in vitro fertilization (IVF) but Annie got pregnant without...

Aunt Mochi’s Guide to Period Care

Aunt Mochi’s Guide to Period Care

“Six years of your life. Or 2,190 days.” According to NPR, that's about how long the average woman will spend having her periods. For people who menstruate, periods have a significant impact on daily life. Menstruation can be manageable, uncomfortable, or...

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