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AWFH Newsletter | October 2019
CelebrASIANS 2019: A Night of Women Empowerment

12 gorgeous Asian cancer/trauma survivor models and 2 designers made our CelebrASIANS Fashion Show fashionably memorable!

The world-renowned circus artist, who is also one of our featured models, Sara, kicked off the show with her incredible performance. Then, 12 models walked on the runway dazzlingly modeling the creative fashions of local designers, Bora Chiemruom and Philip Sawyer, while our incredible emcee, Audrey, sharing their compelling stories of fighting with depression, trauma, and diseases. This is a night of courage, inspiration, and empowerment for women. 

Thank you to these models for helping amplify Asian women’s voices by sharing these stories with us and encouraging us that, as a woman, we can be powerful! Thank you to those who have contributed to this great work. Most of all, thank you to those you all for coming to our CelebrASIANS Fashion Show and supporting Asian Women for Health as well as our survivor models. We couldn't do it without you!

See more pictures of the event on our Facebook page
Breast Cancer Awareness Gathering
with our partner Women’s Health Network

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Asian Women for Health joined our community partner, the Women’s Health Network on 10/24 to celebrate and to honor our community partners' great work and efforts towards educating and getting patients to and through their necessary breast cancer screening.
Member of the Month
Sandra Kim hails all the way back from Southern California but has lived in cities such as DC, NYC, Boston, LA, Paris, Nairobi, Seoul, Yanji (China), and most recently, Stuttgart, Germany. The different travel and living experiences has opened her eyes to multiple cultural/social/ gender/health norms and discrepancies as well as discrimination around the world. Originally an art teacher, then youth pastor, and then university administrator, Sandra changed careers into mental health counseling because of the severity of mental health issues within students, children, and adults of Asian descent.
She now works as a mental health therapist in the Cambridge area, helping to tackle issues such as Depression, Suicidality, transition and relational issues. Sandra has a BA from UCLA, M.Ed from Harvard and Columbia, and an MA in Counseling from Boston College. Sandra also teaches kickboxing, Zumba and HIIT classes, and hopes to bring Zumba to AWFH in the upcoming months!
Help Others Rise – 
Interview with Chi
en-Chi Huang


Check out our executive director, Chien-Chi Huang' s newest podcast interview on "On the Schmooze" podcast hosted by Robbie Samuels.

Chien-Chi shared about her journey from being a breast cancer survivor, to becoming an advocate, who launched the Asian Breast Cancer Project in 2010 and founded Asian Women for Health in 2012. Her continued efforts and passion for the Asian community have been recognized numerous times, including being named one of the most influential people of color in Life Science and Healthcare in 2017 and receiving The Laurel of Community Service Award from the Cancer Prevention Foundation in 2019.

“A great leader should have the ability to bring people together and move them toward common goals. See from your head, speak from your heart, and support others with your whole being.” As the founder of Asian Women for Health and an advocate for promoting Asian Women's voices, Chien-Chi also shared her thoughts on leadership and her role as someone who bridges the gap between the Asian community and others, and what that means to her.

Listen to this episode here

Upcoming Community Events

Boston Girls Empowerment Network:
Fall Mental Health Workshop Series

In this fall, come join the monthly Mental Health Workshop Sessions presented by the Boston Girls Empowerment Network, to practice applying different wellness resources and mental health strategies with other community members!

November -- Session #2 Art and Wellness for Women and Girls
The training is focused on art therapy and its many uses in women's and girls' programming.

Date: 11/13 (Wed)
Time: 10:00 -12:00 a.m. 
Location: B2 Police Station Community Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
(2400 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119 )

December -- Session #3 Year-End Mental Health & Wellness Events
This workshop will offer presentations on gender and culture-specific yearend mental health and wellness events offered locally.

Date: 12/11 (Wed)
Time: 10:00 -12:00 a.m. 
Location: B2 Police Station Community Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
(2400 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119 )
Personal Storytelling for Social Change

Storytelling can be a powerful tool to make a difference in our community.

Come join Personal Storytelling for Social Change presented by Pao Arts Center, PRX Podcast Garage Boston, and Dudley Cafe. After participating in a four-week workshop, these 12 storytellers are ready to share their stories regarding immigration, identity, community health, housing/gentrification with other community members!

Personal Storytelling for Social Change at Dudley Cafe
Date: 11/23 (Sat)
Time: 6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m
Location: Dudley Cafe
(15 Warren StreetBoston, MA, 02119)

Registration Information:
See more information and register here

Research Study on Asian Acculturation

Bo Ram Kim, a registered nurse and doctoral student in the Department of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Boston is looking for participants who are between the ages of 18 to 65 years and identified as an Asian or Asian American particularly from East Asian and Southeast Asian descent to participate in this Asian acculturation study

The purpose of this study is to test a new measure of acculturation among the Asian population. Upon completion of the survey, you will be eligible to win a $50 Amazon e-gift card. There will be 18 chances of being selected to receive a gift card.

To participate in the survey, please click here:
(The survey link will be sent via email shortly after you submit your email address)

If you have any questions about this research, please email
Research Study on the effects of the stereotypes
on Asians’ mental health

Callie Wang, a member of a research team at Case Western Reserve University is looking for participants who are Asian/Asian American over the age of 18 to participate in this online study regarding the experiences of Asian adults. The goal of the study is to see what is associated with the internalization of stereotypes in Asian adults and what is associated with stress, anxiety, and other psychological symptoms.  In this study, we will also ask you about experiences of discrimination, your emotions, and your experiences. The study should take about 45–60 minutes to complete and should be completed in a private setting, free of distractions.

This study is being conducted by Amy Przeworski, Ph.D. in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.  You may contact Amy at 216-368-5022 or

If you are interested in participating in this study, please click here
WeChat group for Chinese breast cancer patients, survivors and their love ones

AWFH is creating a WeChat Group for Chinese breast cancer patient, survivors and their care givers to share information and support one another.

If you are interested in joining or need more info, please email

Calling Nursing and Health Care Skills

to Have a Place on Suburban’s Team!


If you are a:  
  • Clinicians just starting their careers
  • Experienced Nursing Professionals seeking a different care-giving style 
  • Students attending an accredited nursing program                                                                                
Now is the time for you to discover your career in health care with Suburban Home Health, one of the oldest and largest providers of Home Health Care in the Boston area!

Download the description here
Go to to submit your resume and connect  
Learn more at:
Scholarships for Cancer Patients and Survivors

There is a wide range of very generous organizations and advocacy groups dedicated to helping anyone 'living with cancer' afford a college education. The grants are for cancer patients and survivors, children or siblings of cancer patients and survivors, and students who have lost a parent to cancer.

Nancy Novack, Ph.D. has compiled an extensive list of scholarships available to seniors who will be graduating next June as well as students who are now in college, vocational schools, and graduate programs. 
Job Opportunities

Massachusetts General Hospital is hiring a Staff Assistant II and a Community Organizer.

Tech Goes Home is hiring a Program Manager

Federation with Children of Special Needs is hiring for part-time position 

HHS-Office of Adolescent Health has ORISE Fellowship positions available 

Sanford Research Population Health group is looking for an Associate Scientist/Scientist

Boston Explorers is seeking Day Camp Counselor/Teen Program Leader

Boston Public Health Commission is looking for a full-time public health program coordination

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Volunteer with AWFH

Asian Women for Health is always seeking volunteers to become part of our network! If you are interested, please take part in this brief survey. Your participation will help us match your interests to the various volunteer opportunities. We look forward to growing the AWFH network with your help!
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