It’s Real

  • Location
    Palo Alto, California
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The Problem

It's Real is an online magazine seeking to destigmatize mental health in Asian American communities through monthly issues of art and writing! We are a magazine run by and for Asian Americans who may not be able or willing to access professional help. However, we are not condemning Asian American culture. Asian Americans and Asian American cultures are as beautiful as they are nuanced - we are simply seeking to increase awareness around an issue that is especially unrealized in Asian American communities.

Our Plan

Through art and writing, we grapple with concepts that may otherwise be difficult to discuss or admit. It is often through the abstraction of a poem or piece of art that we process, communicate, and come to terms with our struggles. By channeling our difficulties with mental health into photography, song, or graphic art, we transform the darker parts of ourselves into something beautiful while forming invaluable connections with our audiences and fellow artists.

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The Benefit

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We are nurturing the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

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