Antisocial Ladder: What We Do Is Secret

Friday, July 03, 2009

I read this great post down at the Antisocial Ladder where SK goes into a little bit of the personal to help spread some knowledge and put out some topics that aren't always talked about even though they should:

I told my sister about it and when I asked her if I should let our mom know, she advised me to not say anything until I had to, i.e. when I actually was at a point in my life where I was thinking about having kids. Asian families are a bit notorious for keeping secrets and there will always be topics that are off-limit


Part of the reason I'm writing about this so frankly is that health, finances, and communication are still problematic in a lot of Asian/American families. I'm not sure how much things have changed since I was a teenager (oh, so long ago), but I wouldn't be surprised if there were a fair amount of young Asian Americans that don't let their parents if something is amiss with their physical or mental health. And if the family doesn't have health coverage, it's probably talked about even less.
Read it out in full at The Antisocial Ladder.