Hi! My name is Steph, and I'm a girl on a mindset-moving mission! :)
I am currently a clinical psychology masters candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, and aspire to work as a clinical psychologist in Hong Kong in the future!
Having struggled with an eating disorder in Hong Kong and having personally experienced how cultural stigma towards mental illness can contribute to the development and maintenance of symptoms, I have made it my life mission to change the way that eating disorders are perceived and treated in Chinese communities, through research and awareness-raising efforts.
I am the founder of Body Banter (bodybanter.com), which is an initiative that aims to create empowering and accessible opportunities to engage in conversations about body image and mental health. Through involving students globally in the initiative, Body Banter aims to highlight the incredible diversity that exists in the ways that we perceive and relate to our bodies.
In my blog, you will find documentations of my academic adventures, my personal recovery journey and my advocacy/research work.
Hope you stick around! :)