New Year’s Reflection: Slow Down

Living in the chaos that is New York City, breathing the cold, dry winter air, and tumbling around on the subway in rush hour with millions of others, it is often jarring to come to a sudden stop, look around, and realize where I am. What am I doing? Where am I going in such a rush? I am a millennial Asian woman, working in a tech start up in […]

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On Accepting my Mortality at 22 – #AVMAwareness

With my diagnosis of harboring “ticking time bombs” in my brain at the age of 22, technically, little had changed. And yet, somehow, everything had changed. I was diagnosed with a vascular disorder in my brain a month after my 22nd birthday. After a Grand Mal Seizure which sent me to the Emergency Room, a scan was done of my brain, and the ER doctor pulled my father and me […]

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#TechInclusion 2017: My First Tech Conference

In early August, I had the privilege of being sponsored by Diversability to attend and report on #TechInclusion, which is an international Tech Conference focused on improving Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech Industry. This was my very first (non-anime; hah) convention, and I was pretty nervous. I only found out about the conference few weeks before the event, thanks to a post at the Diversability Facebook Group, which offered […]

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Organizing with Brain Injury

I used to be that student who started an assignment at 12AM the night before it was due, finished it at some wee hour of dawn, and submitted it to more or less make an A. Once my brain was snipped at and poked around a bit, that part of me was no more. I think many Brain Injury Survivors can agree that organization and memory issues are very large […]

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Why I Run

I have never been a “natural athlete.” I have never had talents for the athletics, and I trip over air periodically.  Knowing this (I guess I was always a slow slothy child), my parents put me through vigorous athletic childhood.  I swam for 10 years (2 to 12 years old), and played tennis for almost just as long (though from end of elementary school through high school).  I also dabbled […]

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