Being Asian when a global pandemic is blamed on the “China Virus” is downright dangerous.
Even before the pandemic, Asian American teens were at a high risk for bullying because of their appearances and cultural differences.
I’m part of a larger Asian American network, not just the isolated, bullied teen I once was.
When the pandemic descended this year, terms like “Kung Flu,” “China Virus” and “Invisible China Virus” were used by the president to describe COVID-19.
If you or someone you know are struggling with your mental health during these times, organizations like the Asian Mental Health Collective and the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association have resources that may be helpful.