Michelle Yang, MBA, is a mental health advocate who speaks and writes about the intersection of Asian American identity, feminism, and mental health. Tired of the stigma, she is empowered to humanize and normalize mental illnesses as another part of the human condition. Her articles have been featured in InStyle, HuffPost, Shondaland, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and more. Follow her @michelleyangwriter.
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What Apple Pie Means to Me as a First-Generation American

As an immigrant, I had never tasted homemade apple pie—until I met my father-in-law, who made his pie crust from scratch.