Indigenous People’s Day Is Needed

Happy Indigenous People's Day! For the past number of years the momentum of people advocating for Columbus Day in the United States to be changed to Indigenous People's Day has continued to grow. I do believe that an Indigenous People's Day is needed in the United States because, unfortunately, Native Americans are still victims of... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Turtles

Apparently today is World Turtle Day! I know, it seems like every day celebrates something… But how can one not like turtles? Turtles have never been my favorite animal, but I remember collecting bracelets that had turtles on them. My family has always loved San Francisco and always finds a reason to visit. When I... Continue Reading →

Mental Illness and Gun Violence

Below is information that I am sharing from the NAMI Silicon Valley April Newsletter. It lists information regarding mental illness and gun violence. In short, there is a low correlation between a person having a mental illness and an increase risk that they will harm others with a gun. A person with mental illness is... Continue Reading →

March for Our Lives 2018

It's a controversial issues in the United States: gun control. Of course this is what the marches are about today all across the United States I was going to talk about the issue of gun control, but then I thought why? Majority of people know about the issue, know a little about each "side" of... Continue Reading →

Advocacy in 2017 and Beyond

2017 saw the end of a major advocacy chapter for me. This past year I stepped down as the president of the ActiveMinds Club at West Valley College. This is a mental health club on campus in which I had been the president for the last three years. I am happy to say that I... Continue Reading →

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