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A #mentalhealth storytelling newsletter centering immigrants, refugees & diasporas by @fizapirani via @CarterFellows. Join: https://t.co/1B33bKAQQu 💌

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"I wanted to infuse life around me and nurture something other than my daughter. To see something grow after destru… https://t.co/sWWAv8ubJi
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesMy documentary on the mental health of Chinese immigrant truck drivers can be watched here. Thanking the whole… https://t.co/6WAuFvORCi
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesIn her half-Jamaican family, cassava pie is an essential family food for both celebrations and grief. "It’s also th… https://t.co/J9L52Zqz0c
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"Recovering from an eating disorder, just like most other mental illnesses, is no easy feat, but in a culture where… https://t.co/x3WGmSf75g
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"You could say I’ve been identity-confused for a majority of my life." From @mtlajeunesse via @TeenVogue: https://t.co/35kIJuroq5
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6/15
2021
"I’d begin to notice it soon though, how love—it was inevitably called 'true love'—came to be expressed almost only… https://t.co/BsUqHeVYTj
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesAfter being diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 13, Diana Chao, a first-gen Chinese American, realized the importanc… https://t.co/ByXYAYWaeo
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesI thought if I were good enough, my example would make people see that their assumptions about Muslims and people o… https://t.co/kHshsABgxi
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"Knowing what it’s like to be both the one who needs help and the one who feels compelled to give it, this is one o… https://t.co/Gwvc5kJ2qy
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6/14
2021
"My only wish is for more of us to recognise we are worthy beyond our finances, to take the day off, to switch jobs… https://t.co/aSBv9ftOmS
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"The more we talk about things that people don’t like to talk about, the better it is for everyone. I would way rat… https://t.co/lTgZlegKdX
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesAs children of immigrants, "gratitude and guilt feel almost identical. Love is difficult to separate from self-eras… https://t.co/CUsqUsGWaW
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesIn Hawaii, "the norm is to be mixed. The beauty and cultural ideal is a blended one… But when I moved to the Mainla… https://t.co/BTiwlmcCAR
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6/13
2021
A feature on three Philly-based programs working to break stigma and encourage wellness in immigrant communities:… https://t.co/S4OBk5qFND
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"Protecting the secrecy of our status meant we also needed to be silent about the trauma occurring in our home." -… https://t.co/z80Z1bB83p
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesElisabet Velasquez became increasingly aware of her mother’s mental illness when she began working in the field her… https://t.co/8bFWQKW3Kp
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"Because U.S. born immigrant children tend to be more adept than their parents at picking up Western culture and la… https://t.co/QPYVzdLAEM
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6/12
2021
When @farha_abbasi was in year 2 of psychiatric residency at @michiganstateu, she set up a booth at a health fair h… https://t.co/fpMO0zcWwc
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies.@Conchitahdz talks to us about #mentalhealth, being undocumented, Latina and disabled. Read Issue 15 of @4nbodies: https://t.co/GetmsJkIs9
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"I belonged to a community of immigrants and refugees traumatized by war and poverty, who then passed that trauma o… https://t.co/iD5HrhqLO6
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6/11
2021
"For all the warmth and safety I was provided at school, I was never completely honest with anyone about the full e… https://t.co/ke84F7SvF9
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"My relationship with Nanu was built on silence, yes, but also on a shelf full of stories." - @_jeevika for… https://t.co/3qqUTpH3v9
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6/9
2021
"I didn’t know my mother-tongue wasn’t considered an 'official' language in my country until I started going to sch… https://t.co/EonvsZ0TWZ
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"I tell myself that depression is a lifelong battle, one that I’ve met once, twice, a million times. I’ve learned t… https://t.co/ckzTwd5Bkn
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"The duty I feel toward my family is entrenched in guilt and obedience because of what they sacrificed... But what… https://t.co/1lmlh5Qrtc
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6/8
2021
“True to form, America still wants it both ways. It wants to be fed. And it wants to demonize the undocumented immi… https://t.co/FUBzjcjDQG
Retweeted by Foreign Bodieshappy monday! our weekly subscriber roundup of must-reads, news + storytelling resources on #mentalhealth, identity… https://t.co/ftzPu5EzGs"I was determined to prove that I was strong enough to persevere on my own. If I could just work a little harder...… https://t.co/ZYu5tv2Jnw
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6/7
2021
So every Monday @4nbodies roundup features a global song/artist just for some background reading music and this wee… https://t.co/THOnJzXm6W
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"I’ve always internalized pain to an extent he never quite understood." From @fizapirani in @zoramag: https://t.co/cGFIZrWn5L
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies“This is not a miracle story. Meditation did not change my life. I did not turn into a person who wakes up and medi… https://t.co/yjt21RoNyt
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6/6
2021
Thanks so much for the @4nbodies shout, @miller7! 😊 Ben runs Mental, a newsletter calling out how timely topics are… https://t.co/UtNE7qRXuY
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"Water has its own weight. It takes strength to propel yourself through it. But it also lightens you." -… https://t.co/E10C5Ef2NF
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6/5
2021
And @4nbodies, a publication focused on mental health among immigrant and refugee communities. https://t.co/887Tmk3NO5
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesIn each edition of What to Read, we ask the featured writer to recommend another Substack. @miller7 recommended G… https://t.co/UMl6bxCFFw
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesThis week, we’re reading @miller7's Mental: a publication that's connecting the dots between mental health and curr… https://t.co/owknTWiima
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies“‘I can tell you that the symptoms look identical,’ says Dattilo. ‘When someone describes the symptoms of burnout,… https://t.co/3OgZ0f6rgu
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6/4
2021
this is not new but all newsroom leaders should really listen to @s_m_i when she's giving out advice/insights into… https://t.co/5rcGehqCIb
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesWhen communities embrace the notion that you're destined to succeed because of your racial background, "failure com… https://t.co/fYlvAwtpte
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6/3
2021
Imagine who you were at the start of this year and who you are today. Is there something new you’ve learned about y… https://t.co/ZkLHJB7ymb
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesCenturies before the birth of modern disciplines psychopathology, “the social institution of spirit possession had… https://t.co/5iMa4BlU5V
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6/2
2021
Hair removal might be one of the biggest self-care lies we’ve adopted as womxn, says Nadine Ajaka. “It keeps us in… https://t.co/4hkhLrHWci
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesGrowing up in a practicing Muslim family in the United Kingdom, Noha Magd wasn’t entirely surprised when her parent… https://t.co/jPCpnXqu6p
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6/1
2021
#Resource: a directory of culturally competent and social justice-oriented therapists! https://t.co/FfHtUpemC6
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesBeautiful piece in @GuernicaMag from @ntabrizy on poetry and Iranian identity: https://t.co/kp9NNNwrVn
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"Our parents sometimes say they’re giving us advice because we’re making the wrong decision, but the reality is tha… https://t.co/c40oJbmPnc
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5/31
2021
we’re taking a little holiday weekend break — see you in your inbox next Monday! https://t.co/G3QMa1lSoG"We became like those thick plastic bags you get from stores that hide everything inside, one with a happy face on… https://t.co/hmuLxAiNUD
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"I’m American-born, meaning: I was born at the bottom of a swimming pool. I was born suspended in blue." Really con… https://t.co/0DWCJ32kyR
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"The work of suicide prevention is grounded in the assumption that people live in a world that believes their life… https://t.co/NBaKAcRbN0
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5/30
2021
"My parents, Chinese immigrants who moved to San Francisco in the 1970s, communicated to us that it was dinner time… https://t.co/cSvrRtcB84
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5/28
2021
A must-read narrative piece on immigration detention injustice and the lasting power of community from… https://t.co/CQtmB1B4nK
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5/27
2021
"One day I go out for a walk. A stranger spots me from a distance and calls me over. 'Look at this tree! Look how b… https://t.co/Brc2lyf4ZG
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies“there is a house I always return to, several houses./one is white and in ruins. to get/to the other one, you must… https://t.co/0Tm1xIpCGS
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"I’ve been trying to write about the sea without thinking of the dead, about the sky without thinking of missiles,… https://t.co/EJUjFJsUMb
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5/26
2021
are you a person with no chill or do you just have undiagnosed ADHD
Retweeted by Foreign Bodiesthank you to @fizapirani who runs @4nbodies, a wonderful newsletter on mental health + immigrants and refugees. thi… https://t.co/sH3vxnIHD7
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"The letting go of languages in order to learn a new one wasn’t new to me. It is tied to my life trajectory of leav… https://t.co/OQGwNEeNHg
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"It took me a while to understand that even though the world was experiencing a crisis, it didn't mean I wasn't als… https://t.co/C8MIRWwAEG
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"Moments like these," writes @LailaLalami, "serve as a reminder to Muslims that our belonging in the United States… https://t.co/DSMZQFwqRC
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies“ I didn’t know to look underneath my behavior ― to wonder why I was hurting myself this way.” Fantastic article by… https://t.co/pq288RFPNV
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesDid you know that @fizapirani runs @4nbodies, an amazing newsletter focused on mental health in immigrant families?… https://t.co/T74gVfBsan
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5/25
2021
"When the day was done, the braids were so tight that it hurt to blink...No use in moaning, though. Il faut souffri… https://t.co/TSo8rrFIqZ
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"There are things my mother meant for me to understand in the bone, without words—but I became an American creature… https://t.co/5G6ObC0wXn
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5/24
2021
"When I think about mental illness, I think first about Virginia Woolf placing her hand into a pocket of rocks... O… https://t.co/U8EkUedgRR
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"I do smile a lot, but it’s not my only expression." From @SejalShahWrites, a beautiful essay on neurodiversity for… https://t.co/G4YQWuSNpV
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5/23
2021
"So many who look like me have died this year that even when I rattle off the names in earnest or exasperation, I c… https://t.co/J6jLKR6Ahc
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"To be people who have autonomy over our food source, autonomy over our lands and over our lives." We love this by… https://t.co/KsHW4lTsQT
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"When you’re one of the only Black journalists in your newsroom elevating the voices of Black, Indigenous and commu… https://t.co/ePhDtzDEl3
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5/22
2021
"Although I was able to find some space to recognise my mental health and it’s steady decline throughout the years,… https://t.co/w7kqZT6Tcs
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5/20
2021
"Our trauma was crafted inside the privacy of our own home, where we believed we were one step closer to the Americ… https://t.co/1uabS3cAOv
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5/19
2021
"Having U.S. citizenship doesn’t render children immune to immigration-related stressors. They must learn to be fle… https://t.co/saaS8w28bi
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5/17
2021
"In Korean culture, mental illness is an incredibly taboo subject. It comes as no surprise, then, that South Korea… https://t.co/vwNN9RXmFy
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5/15
2021
When my therapist finally named my issues as depression, it made me feel so much lighter, says @meghn_a. Read Issue… https://t.co/d6ylQA6el2
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5/12
2021
"If I had had the representation to give words and language to how I was feeling when I was younger...maybe I would… https://t.co/pgXe0rSlVk
Retweeted by Foreign Bodies"I’ve always internalized pain to an extent he never quite understood." From @fizapirani in @zoramag: https://t.co/cGFIZrWn5L
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5/11
2021
When communities embrace the notion that you're destined to succeed because of your racial background, "failure com… https://t.co/Qb4B0WfnaU
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5/9
2021
What exactly does it mean to say that someone is behaving a certain way because they’re possessed by a spirit? Read… https://t.co/ZP4dSO01zI
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesFostering a close friend group has been critical, says Puja. At least half of her friends have PCOS or some kind of… https://t.co/lEYWZDvxsx
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5/8
2021
The next @4nbodies giveaway pick is a debut collection I can't put down: @AnjaliEnjeti's SOUTHBOUND: Essays on Iden… https://t.co/XdKa5qNni5
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5/7
2021
"My parents reiterated that they would always love me, that they wouldn’t leave me... But they always did remind me… https://t.co/Sfe0BCLXTS
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5/5
2021
"When I was a child, I decided it was better to lie to teachers or other well-meaning adults when they asked what k… https://t.co/g7DqzCc0vj
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5/3
2021
As an international student living in the US, it is very hard right now to live and witness the huge disconnect bet… https://t.co/v8s2cJPiEb
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4/26
2021
"I am fascinated by words because, like actions, they live longer than we do." - @cathslabiran https://t.co/HR4FJFYV7N
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4/24
2021
Depression was the most common mental health disorder among young people using psychiatric services in Dubai, new r… https://t.co/QwAVYSDoSe
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesTo Black women who will be expected to show up at work and perform business as usual, please schedule time to proce… https://t.co/ML086hwsFz
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4/21
2021
Kids of immigrants inherit our parents’ trauma but will never fully understand it, and that’s often overlooked in b… https://t.co/fKxCisNOVP
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4/20
2021
I just found this poem via @4nbodies and what an honest-to-god blessing it is. I remember that museum. I remember t… https://t.co/uLAmBt70Zs
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesThis week's edition of @MissedPitches has all the things: • Funds for freelance journalists • Five writing opport… https://t.co/2oTxfM02H0
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4/19
2021
Looking for a good Sunday read? Here are some stories and beautiful personal essays (many by immigrants/next-gens a… https://t.co/Scd3ZBBMhs
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4/18
2021
When @meghn_a told her mom she was depressed, her mom just scoffed. She'd seen far worse cases in the hospital. *Th… https://t.co/uSBVlioz4s
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4/16
2021
This article shared by @fizapirani in her newsletter @4nbodies has some really helpful data on why burnout happens… https://t.co/TBKMrNaYIX
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesHave you hit a wall, too? by @4nbodies https://t.co/OXZ4DTARgM
4/15
2021
As an MD, I would never tell a diabetic patient that she was weak for needing insulin, says @IWGregorio. If my psyc… https://t.co/mN7vxCVHFR
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesAs immigrants, we’re taught to power through when the going gets tough. From @fizapirani in @zoramag: https://t.co/cGFIZrWn5L
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4/14
2021
again we mourn another. take care of yourselves. 🖤 https://t.co/fcs6lD7GBh
Retweeted by Foreign Bodiespiggybacking lol. I’m working on the new issue of @4nbodies on rage suppression and expression in immigrant communi… https://t.co/TggurbnOAr
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesThe myth of the model minority isn't just harmful to one minority. Read Issue 2 of @4nbodies: https://t.co/ThqjPOkwQd
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4/12
2021
In almost all of the stories I’ve read on the subject, individuals viewed as being possessed by jinn—many of whom e… https://t.co/WD9X4rUvp9
Retweeted by Foreign BodiesPuja's PCOS-related hirsutism and discoloration have influenced the type of clothes she feels comfortable wearing;… https://t.co/nc3wNZvzYD
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4/11
2021

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