Often times, patients who are seeking resources for their own mental health feel isolated and alienated because of their lack of connection with their therapists. They find themselves providing labor to make their white therapist understand where they’re coming from as a person of color. Manu Kaur explores the importance of QTPOC therapists and their own personal journey as a non binary queer Sikh in the field of mental health.
“If they don’t bake you a cake, bake it yourself!”
Meet Manpreet Singh, a queer and transgender California based Punjabi activist, writer and poet.
As a person who is essentially learning how to be myself, I cannot love and embrace my masculinity when the spaces I’m growing in do not accept masculinity as a whole.
Being transgender and a person of color with parents who are immigrants is a particular experience.