Amy Manion is a Boston-born Irish and Chinese girl just trying to make it in this world. She writes because she needs to and wants to. She writes to speak her truth and to express her voice in hopes that it will encourage others, especially Asian American women, to do the same. Amy was recently a semifinalist for GrubStreet’s Emerging Writer Fellowship in Boston. She has been a Photovoice participant as a member of a collective group of young adults in mental health recovery trying to educate peers, mental health providers, and the public about their experiences through photographs coupled with the written word. She has also had some of her work featured in mental health publications.