The My Story MY SUPERPOWER: Conversations on Hope & Healing Live Streaming Series was launched in May 2020 to alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of people around the world. Our goal is to share stories of hope & resilience, and offer wellness tips & resources to our viewers, and let them know that they are not alone in their struggles. Together, we will rise through these difficult times, stronger, kinder and more resilient.
At 12, Yamini and her family moved from India to the U.S. and the transition was very difficult. Her struggles to fit in combined with her mother’s battle with breast cancer pushed her into a vicious cycle of self-harm, bulimia, and depression. After attempting to take her life at the age of 13 Yamini realized that things had to change. Join ASHA Storyteller Yamini Rajan as she talks about her journey to wellness and the healing power of art with Gayathri Ramprasad, Founder of ASHA International.
The Healing Power of Advocacy - Gayathri Ramprasad
In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Ryan Ho, Project Executive at Silver Ribbon Singapore had an in-depth conversation with Gayathri Ramprasad, Founder & President of ASHA International about her journey from adversity to advocacy.
The Healing Power of Friendship - Hanna Kane & Jaxon Buell
Hanna & Jaxon met in middle school and soon became best friends. Together, they have navigated through academics, relationships & mental health challenges. Throughout it all, their friendship has given them hope and helped them build resilient lives. Join ASHA Storytellers Hanna Kane & Jaxon Buell talk about the healing power of friendship with Gayathri Ramprasad, Founder of ASHA International.
The Healing Power of Vulnerability - Adam Pettitt
Adam knew he was gay from a very young age, but it took him over a decade and a half to admit it to both himself and those around him. He went through multiple episodes of depression, without realizing it was because he refused to accept essential parts of himself and share them with his friends and family. Once he learned how to become vulnerable, he realized how powerful it can be to operate from a place of radical vulnerability and not listen to shame. Join ASHA Storyteller & doctoral student Adam Pettitt as he talks about his journey to wellness and the healing power of vulnerability with Gayathri Ramprasad, Founder of ASHA International.
The Healing Power of Speaking Your Truth - Dior Vargas
As an eight-year-old Latina girl growing up in New York, Dior wrote in her dairy – “My life is over. My mother says no my life is not over. Well, I think so. The end.” Her parent’s divorce, domestic violence, threat of eviction and bullying at school filled her with despair. But her grandmother’s love sustained and inspired her to excel at school and become an activist. Today, Dior is a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist advocating for equitable mental health care for all. She is the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, a response to the invisibility of Black Indigenous People of Color in the media representation of mental illness. She is also the editor of The Color of My Mind, a photo essay book based on the photo project. Join Dior Vargas as she talks about the healing power of speaking your truth and her journey to wellbeing with Gayathri Ramprasad, Founder of ASHA International. Learn more about Dior's work at www.diorvargas.com
The Healing Power of Rumi's Poetry - Melody Moezzi
Join award-winning author and activist Melody Moezzi talk with Gayathri Ramprasad, Founder of ASHA International about the healing power of Rumi’s poetry to heal all of us despite our deeply divided and chaotic times. Learn more about Melody's work at www.melodymoezzi.com