The Care Package

The Care Package by The Cosmos
a weekly newsletter with a mission to center the stories and perspectives of Asian American women
Created 22 Sep 2021
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  • Issue 074 | grief, you scare me
    01 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Hello! Today and tomorrow are Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). I am self conscious that I learned about Dia De Los Muertos from the Pixar film Coco, and I am unsure if it’s appropriate is to look...
  • Issue 073 | Community Tattoo Artist Guide! *mega issue*
    25 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Dear Cosmos Community, Happy Tattoo Season! We’re celebrating with our *first-ever* Community Tattoo Artist Guide!!! All artists were recommended by Cosmos Community Members :) The guide covers artist...
  • Issue 072 | I like being Asian?
    18 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 5 0
    Dear Cosmos Community, I like myself. Even with the depression, anxiety, tRaUMa, estranged family issues. Even with the years trailing boys who weren’t looking back, the three times I cried in the bat...
  • Issue 071 | you don't need to "just deal with it"
    11 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Hi! Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and I dedicate this week’s Culture Corner to it. That alone isn’t enough, and I’m thinking about as you read this. If this issue feels more serious, you’re hearin...
  • Issue 070: How my Asian mother's mental health - and how it affects my own
    05 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 6 0
    Hello! The Care Package looks a little different because we’re now on Substack. You might have gotten an email about that! We moved so we can share more stories, with more visibility, from the communi...
  • Issue 069 | How do I choose the unexpected?
    30 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    This week we welcome life coach Nicole Cruz as our Guest Editor! Nicole's mission is to empower first and second generation immigrants. We partner with mental health practitioners committed to serving...
  • Authentic Activism for Asian American Women
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Dear Cosmos Community, I spent my twenties in San Francisco, at a time when being a "founder" sounded like the most glamorous life. Photo shoots! Lists! Features in TechCrunch! Hundreds of thousands o...
  • What if I can’t show up? What if I can?
    30 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Dear Cosmos Community, Last week I confessed to my therapist that I am scared of speaking in front of Asian people. I get so nervous and anxious that I think about cancelling my own event, hours befor...
  • What I learned from crying in the bathroom at work
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear Cosmos Community, I can count on my fingers the number of times I've cried at work (it's 3). Crying at work felt like I was failing feminism, or ok, myself. In a way it was harder to admit that I...
  • Getting that tattoo ;)
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear Cosmos Community, I got my first tattoo with Cassandra at Daredevil Tattoo in Chinatown, right before The Cosmos Summit in 2019. She's a baby tattoo, barely 5 minutes of needle on skin. But I sti...
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