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Navigating My Complex Identity as an Asian-American With Invisible Disabilities

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Throughout 20-plus years of navigating life with family mental health traumas, being partially blind with glaucoma, and having autism, there were a lot of struggles and hardships along the way that caused an identity crisis for me and the people surrounding me.

I never felt as close to others as I should be based on the circumstances and hands I’ve been dealt in life. The intersectionality of being Asian-American and living with disabilities is pretty complex, considering one has to navigate life with both their Asian and American identity, but also life with disabilities.

To say the least, without a solid support system or resources, it can get really lonely, causing depression, anxiety, and all sorts of insecurities.

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