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ASTHA

Astha | South Asian teen blogger | passion for mental health and embracing my culture | Washington, USA


Instagram: personal: @_astha_soni | mental health blog: @theessenceofself

Website: www.theessenceofself.com


1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

Getting into my dream school (UC Davis) even though I was experiencing a period of low self-confidence and didn't think I would get in. This acceptance made me realize that if you are passionate about something, great things can come your way!

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2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

This is a tricky question, but I would say the death of my 25-year-old cousin. She passed away due to a car accident and it made me realize how much we take life for granted and the fact that it only takes a couple of seconds to take that all away.

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3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

I am entering a new phase of my life and moving to a new state, so my biggest wish is to let this change bring good memories and let it allow me to grow!

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4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

I am scared of everything changing and losing the moments that I have cherished. College is said to bring out your true friends so I hope that I still have the same relationship with all my friends and that I don’t lose them. .

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5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE?

This is a hard one, but I think my favorite would have to be Natasha Noel for all the work she has done for south Asian mental health and talking about sexual abuse in the Indian community!

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6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN?

You are you. However you are, accept yourself. The true essence of a person is their acknowledgment as a being.

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