Let’s Talk About APIDA Mental Health and the Impact of COVID-19

Mental health is a topic that can be controversial, taboo and contentious within APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American) families, especially as the next generation faces college in a world entrenched in the impacts of COVID-19 and unfamiliar to parents. A 2013 article in the Pacific Ties newsmagazine talks about how the transition to college…

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APIDA Icon of the Week: Bernie Bernardo and Mar Dumlao

Q: What is their story? UCLA alumni Mar Dumlao and Bernadette “Bernie” Bernardo have recently come out with their new gallery, the LA Art Box. The pair originally met at UCLA during Bernie’s sophomore year, and from then on, they began to make their mark on the world. Bernardo was a student at UCLA’s Department…

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