I have always lived in my head. Since I can remember, I have always daydreamed and made up fantasies of myself in different worlds and lifetimes. Sometimes I was a royal princess fighting to become queen, other times I was a famous actress who just won an Oscar. And sometimes I am simply myself, but […]Read more "The Hidden Life of a Depressive – By Archisha M"
My 2021 was a rollercoaster of emotions. I entered the year still trying to wrap my head around what happened in 2020 and all the changes I had to adapt to. The first two months of 2021 were okay but as March approached it got harder for me as my mother’s birthday was coming up […]Read more "My Take on 2021: Did It Break Or Make Me? By – Zakearah Young"
My overall experience at YASI has been great and exceeded my expectations. My first thoughts were this is going to be a long period of boring work. I thought it was going to be a miserable summer. But in fact it was the opposite! It was so much fun to be in a family environment. […]Read more "YASI 21 OVERALL EXPERIENCE – BY KAITLYN GUZMAN"
I went into YASI without much knowledge on what the program was about and I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that we were learning about social justice issues and advocacy. I actually thought the six-weeks were going to be long and it turned out that time went by so quickly. The reason I […]Read more "MY YASI ’21 EXPERIENCE – BY GENESIS RODRIGUEZ"
The moment I read the email offering me a spot at YASI, I grew extremely thrilled at the thought of having my first internship. And now here I am, week 6 of YASI. This has been such a memorable and incredible experience. Coming to work has truly been a pleasure. Every weekday for the past […]Read more "MY YASI 2021 EXPERIENCE – BY AMISHA TEMAL"
When I saw that I got matched to YASI, I was hesitant about taking it because I had a bad experience with a past opportunity where all we did was sit back and listen to presentations. There was minimal engagement probably due to the fact that there were a little over 70 participants. I joined […]Read more "Misconception (MY YASI EXPERIENCE) – BY LEXE MEJIA"
I was unsure as to what exactly I was going to do at YASI when I got paired with this organization. I knew it had to do with advocacy and that in previous years, it was held in Brooklyn. I also saw that they had a lawyer come here and I thought it might be […]Read more "MY YASI EXPERIENCE – BY JANELY CRUZ"
This past year we’ve experienced some tumultuous events throughout our nation. The widespread of the corona virus took us all by surprise and we were forced to adjust to a new way of life. As the year 2020 progressed, we also witnessed our country succumbing to the battle of racial injustice. So needless to say […]Read more "BE AN ALLY- How to help fight Anti-Asian Racism by Claudemir Seneus"
Self-care is one of the most important things that can help a person’s daily life, but it’s often hard to decipher how to maintain it.. It’s so simple but so hard to do during our busy lives. The three easiest self-care habits that I practice are extremely simple but can make a big difference. Firstly, drink […]Read more "How to Become a Better YOU Everyday by SwanSwan Myint"
Our lives consist of relationships. From the moment we are born, we’re in relationships with people, things, and most importantly the relationship with ourselves. When I speak on relationships, I think it’s important to note that it is not just “romantic relationships” but all interactions with people in your lives. Many relationships can consume our […]Read more "Teen Dating Violence by Jessica Perez"