What Our Reactions Say About Us (And How to Learn from Them)

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, 1944

A therapist once told me that the anger I feel when watching certain interactions is a result of witnessing my most-despised inner traits acted out in front of me. In this metaphorical mirror, I can no longer hide the obvious and the rage serves to mask the truths that accompany moments like these. It’s why strangers, parents, friends, and loved ones can instigate such feelings of…

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Jen Shin

Jen Shin

Experiencing, reflecting and writing through the lens of an Asian American in recovery.