The worst part of my depression was the loneliness caused by my impulsive desire to isolate myself.
Her explanations as to why I ought to do these things may have been pseudoscience, but the positive habits she helped me adopt were not.
Most of the colds I had sophomore year weren’t actually colds. They were depression.
If you need help, go get it. Far too many of us have dealt with mental illness or know a friend who suffers from it to stay quiet.
It is only through the superficial happiness of antidepressants that I was able to achieve the real happiness that I feel today.
It is precisely because my parents have sacrificed so much for my education that I, an Asian American, find affirmative action necessary for a fair definition of merit.
When a woman blunders, she mars the face of all womankind. Yet this idea of generalizability applies only to women, not to men.
Using exaggeration and shame to deny the tension of real nuances is both ignorant and irresponsible.
If real change is to be made against the social discrimination towards non-models, it cannot simply be about accepting yourself. It must also be about expecting acceptance from others.
In between all the my-god-please-learn-how-to-suck-it-up fits, there were more than enough moments where I couldn’t help thinking bitterly that the expectations being put onto them were unreasonably high.
I might have been alone, but my race is not a race of one.
Standing in a busy Kyoto subway corridor quite far from my "current location" and "home," I was the most lost I've ever been.
As managers of such enormous endowments, institutions like Yale and Harvard have a responsibility to use their resources to further the mission of the institutions. Investing in companies who profit by destroying our future is incompatible with Harvard’s mission.
We have crises not because they are unavoidable, but because when we are too close and too influential, we are also too tired and entangled.