DiscoverADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy OtsukaEP. 129: ADHD, Asian Americans and the Model Minority Myth
EP. 129: ADHD, Asian Americans and the Model Minority Myth

EP. 129: ADHD, Asian Americans and the Model Minority Myth

Update: 2021-06-23
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Join Tracy as she welcomes her guest Mrinal Gokhale to Episode 129 of her podcast, ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Mrinal Gokhale is a writer, business analyst, and mental health advocate based in the Midwest. Mrinal just published her first book, Saaya Unveiled: South Asian Mental Health Spotlighted, to increase education and acceptance on mental health in the South Asian diaspora. Her future goals include teaching self defense and developing a health and wellness app.

 

Mrinal shares:

  • The circumstances surrounding her ADHD diagnosis
  • Her struggle with school
  • What has changed since she was diagnosed
  • What made her write her book
  • The model minority stereotype
  • How the model minority stereotype impacts ADHD, mental health and affects self-esteem and increases shame
  • What ADHD strengths make her good at her job
  • Her key to living successfully with ADHD
  • Her ADHD workaround

 

Resources:

Instagram @lotus_mkg

Email

Saaya Unveiled: South Asian Mental Health Spotlighted

https://www.additudemag.com/model-minority-myth-indian-girls-adhd/

https://www.additudemag.com/mental-health-stigma-asian-stereotype-adhd-asd/

https://www.additudemag.com/forced-smile-asd-adhd-woman/

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EP. 129: ADHD, Asian Americans and the Model Minority Myth

EP. 129: ADHD, Asian Americans and the Model Minority Myth

Tracy Otsuka