Glenn Magpantay, civil rights attorney, professor, and nonprofit executive, on self-acceptance, confidence, and hope.
As a civil rights activist, a professor of law, and the former Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, Glenn is a force of nature. In this episode, he opens up about his mental health journey, which included overcoming thoughts of suicide as a result of the harassment, bullying and death threats he faced as one of the only gay and Asian men in his Queens community. Glenn also shares his take on what he believes is driving the spike in anti-Asian hate crimes and what he is doing to make sure this is a lasting movement, not a mere moment, for change.
This is a must-listen for anyone who needs a reminder that self-acceptance is a never-ending journey (it is a struggle for everyone at times!), that it is never too late to go after what you want (our biggest obstacle is our own fear), and that none of us get it right all the time (and that is totally OK).