Going vegan was never an easy decision. Since middle school I had always thought about going vegetarian or vegan because of my absolute love for animals, but it was not until college that I really put my values into action. Being away from home allowed me to stop and think about my family’s long history of obesity and heart problems. My family grew up very … Continue reading Guest Blog: “I am Hmong and Vegan” by Johnnie Yaj
Read as Michael tells about his long awaited mission trip to Vietnam. He details the complexities and challenges of providing free clinical care in a developing country, as well as the benefits of such a changing experience. Read more to see how his experience shaped his understanding of global health.
Joan Didion writes that writers—archivists, keepers of private notebooks, of memory’s palace—are of a different breed altogether, anxious malcontents, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things who have learned, from an early age, a preternatural preoccupation with loss. Writing is a sort of nervous tic, a stab at survival for those who continually run from that elemental private reflection: This must end. The summer I was … Continue reading Guest Blog: “Infinity Breathes” by Jesse Han