I Spent Half My Life Feeling Shame For Being Asian In America. Here’s What Changed.

Grieving for my grandparents and my culture shifted something inside me.

There is a private hell that comes with being a first-generation kid. Growing up in a town where nearly 80 percent of the population is white, I learned very quickly that cultural identities were to be concealed rather than celebrated. It wasn’t until my grandparents’ death that I felt the weight of everything I had fallen away from.

I Didn’t Report My Rape So That I Could Live the Life I Worked Hard For

Choosing to Be the Woman Following Her Dreams

One in five women are raped at some point in their lives, and 63 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to police. Many women face life-altering shame and backlash for coming forward, and for me, there were deeply personal reasons behind my reasoning that affected my recovery and career.

Pietro's Fight

FDA Approval for Muscular Dystrophy Drug

In 2011, just before Dayna and Manni Scarso’s son, Pietro, turned three, they discovered his body was deteriorating from the inside out. A year later Pietro was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare, incurable disease that each year affects one out of 3,600 boys worldwide. 

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