October 25, 2018, Los Angeles City Hall: FilAmGameChanger Honorary and Filipina Actress G Tongi pictured below with host, Maria Karmina Landicho (Myx) and fellow honoraries, AJ Rafael (singer/songwriter), Ricky Nierva (production designer at Pixar) and PJ Butta (93.5 KDAY host and DJ).
One Fil-Am icon is speaking about mental health and its intricate intersectionalities from culture to sexuality in this candid Q and A where it gets real. This is asienne‘s e-mail conversation with Rachel Leyco:
Stress management and life transition instagrammer Margaret Wang is a middle school counselor by day who works with at-risk youth who cope with anxiety and depression. A former competitive figure skater, Wang incorporates mindfulness, self-compassion, guided imagery, and goal-setting in her wellness and mental de-stressing exercises posts on her instagram page found here. This is asienne’s interview with Wang as she shares her own personal story on tackling mental health.
She’s not only reppin’ Filipinos and Filipino-Americans, but she’s also reppin’ the LGBT community as this #bicon on-the-rise, Giovannie Espiritu talk vulnerability and finding your voice in this feature interview.
we’re very fortunate enough to have writer Maggie Wang contribute her perspective in this month’s issue with her very personal essay (divided into two parts) regarding her Asian, American, Asian-American, and third culture kid experiences.
her thoughts on Crazy Rich Asians allowed her to connect it with her own intersectionally-lived Asian experience(s) and it is as heartfelt and poignant as the movie, itself.
feel free to give it a read and comment on the respective pages with links below 🤓
& if you’d like to submit your own review / commentary / thoughts on Crazy Rich, click here! ❤