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Humans of MannMukti

Asavari Scarff

Ever since I started ballet when I was 5 year old, dance has always been my go-to to release any tensions I feel. I know…

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Diya Antony

When I was five years old, I was blessed with a baby brother. His name was Vikas. His life story was riddled with brain surgeries…

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Saniya Soni

From 2003 to 2015, 76 teens died by suicide in my hometown of San Jose, California. During the same time, Palo Alto’s youth suicide rate…

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Shilpa Thomas

November 2018 marked the 15 year anniversary of my suicide attempt. I can’t believe it has been that long but at the same time, it feels…

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Ayesha Bhatia

My journey in undergrad started like any other “typical” South Asian. I was a pre-med student studying biochemistry stuck in a continuous…

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Purvi Pandya

Insane. Crazy. Mad. Unhealthy. Abnormal. These words follow me around everyday, everywhere. They’re carved into my skin, sewed into my…

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Nilam Mistry

I’ve always had a habit of keeping my thoughts and worries to myself with the intention of ‘not bothering’ my friends and family…

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Parag Mehta

My maternal grandmother was schizophrenic. She helped raised me and my siblings for more than two decades before she passed away in 2002…

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Rimsha Syed

Growing up I deliberately subdued my mental, physical and emotional exhaustion at the expense of being a burden to my family and to…

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Monika Jahan

In this bumpy and frenetic ride we call life, dance was usually my safety net. The days where either my stomach…

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