Looking at the relationship between sports and mental health can reclaim our response to imperfection, and shift our measure of achievement to self-improvement. This can not only help us personally, but also be something that helps us as a community.
Edmond T. Cheng shares the journey of how he overcame parental and societal expectations based on conservative Asian values engrained in him from early childhood.
He embraced vulnerability by showing himself compassion. Cheng realizes that he must take care of himself first so that he is able to take care of others.
Self-acceptance can be hard when your Asian mother is your worst critic. Vivian Dang outlines her ongoing journey towards accepting herself in spite of normalized sexism and harsh critique within her community.