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We answer the questions about mental health, sexuality, and wellness that you might feel too shy to ask.

Managing Grief During COVID-19: Real Talk with Therapists

Managing Grief During COVID-19: Real Talk with Therapists

My cousin always made the best buttery pound cakes. During the holidays, she’d spend weeks baking these cakes to give to each family member. She’s generous like that.  When I found out my cousin died, I was in shock. She was a mom to two kids — one in college,...

Domestic Violence is Everyone’s Business

Domestic Violence is Everyone’s Business

“I grew up with stories about my great-aunt in Korea, who was beaten to death by her husband. He suffered from a drinking problem and always became violent after abusing alcohol,” says Michelle Yang. “What stands out is the acceptance among relatives that my...

The Unexpected of Expecting…and Beyond

The Unexpected of Expecting…and Beyond

I don’t remember having “the talk” with my mom. The closest thing was sitting in on my older sister’s talk as my mom read a book on puberty. I giggled at an illustration of a girl whose breasts sagged over her desk. My mom said that the book was more for my sister and...

Is Asian Infertility a Thing?

Is Asian Infertility a Thing?

One of the most beautiful things in life is having a child. Like many women, Annie Kuo wanted to be a mother. But after a miscarriage, she received a diagnosis of primary infertility. Her doctor recommended in vitro fertilization (IVF) but Annie got pregnant without...

Aunt Mochi’s Guide to Period Care

Aunt Mochi’s Guide to Period Care

“Six years of your life. Or 2,190 days.” According to NPR, that's about how long the average woman will spend having her periods. For people who menstruate, periods have a significant impact on daily life. Menstruation can be manageable, uncomfortable, or...

On Our Minds: Introducing Art Therapy and How You Can Try It at Home

On Our Minds: Introducing Art Therapy and How You Can Try It at Home

On Our Minds is a recurring series at Mochi Magazine dedicated to destigmatizing mental health in the Asian American community. By addressing the issue of mental health head on and making more information accessible, we hope to create space for us all to connect and...

A Night Owl Decided to Fix Her Sleep Schedule—Here’s How She Did It

A Night Owl Decided to Fix Her Sleep Schedule—Here’s How She Did It

With the freedom to set their own class schedules, college students have more flexibility on how to spend their days, whether they prefer working out in the morning or sleeping in. Many of us, including myself, do the latter because we finally can. I loved those extra...