The variety of experiences that the Pan Asian American Pacific Islander community faces is broad and diverse. Yet the one struggle that we can all relate to in some way is toxic invisibility. Asian Americans have a long history of contributing to the culture and flourishing of the United States, yet we are underrepresented in media, modeling, politics, the C-suite, and positions of power and leadership. Many of us have lost sight of our ethnic heritages and identities through assimilation. Many of our accomplishments are not acknowledged by broader society. Many of our needs and desires are ignored by our parents. And many of us repress and hide our physical and emotional pain, rendering us invisible even to ourselves.
In an effort to put an end to decades of silencing and toxic invisibility of Asian Americans, licensed psychotherapist, Stephanie Lee, has partnered with writer, community organizer, and inspirational speaker on identity and cultural synthesis, Ryan Takemiya, to create a groundbreaking curriculum on overcoming toxic invisibility for Asian Americans.
Drawing from neuroscience, psychology, sociology, the expressive arts, Asian American studies and our personal experiences as Asian Americans, we will share with you practical tools and skills that will enable you to finally be seen fully and authentically.
Through our workshops, we hope to empower our Asian American community to be at the forefront of bringing Asian Americans out of darkness into light. It is time that society recognizes our vast contributions to this country, that our parents recognize we are indeed good enough, and that we recognize ourselves – seeing and acknowledging the beautiful people we are.
See description of future workshops below: