Both my parents are mixed race; my dad is Punjabi and Filipino, my mom is Irish, Japanese and Filipina.

I grew up in the Bay Area and am currently a Mental Health Therapist for UCSF in San Francisco.

It was hard growing up mixed, partly because some people couldn’t understand how I could have a white grandfather and look so brown, and also for being gay (which I was bullied for in school) but it made me develop thicker skin.

These experiences, however, made me a more resilient person who is not ashamed of who I am.

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