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Performance artist fights against stigma around mental illness

By Carolyn Chen
Medill Reports

Kate O’Neil, a performance artist, created a platform for people with invisible disabilities to recognize their symptoms and express their feelings. She hopes her work will educate people about hidden disabilities and remove the stigma around mental illness.

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Wushu master brings martial arts and Chinese culture to Buenos Aires

By Carolyn Chen & Tianqi Gou
Medill Reports

BUENOS AIRES —

Chen Min, a former national Wushu champion in China, opened a martial arts school in Buenos Aires 11 years ago.

In this video story, we see the ways Chen Min tries to create a special chemistry between Chinese and Argentine cultures — at her school and in her home.

Carola Fernández Moores contributed reporting from Buenos Aires. 

Photo at top: Children learn Wushu at Chen Min’s Wushu school in Buenos Aires. (Carolyn Chen & Tianqi Gou/MEDILL)

A pageant for the Chinese community in Chicago

By Carolyn Chen
Medill reports

Victoria M Ng, a second-generation Chinese immigrant,  founded the “Miss Chinese Chicago Pageant” in 2018. Growing up in the Chinese community in Chicago, she hopes to foster the next generation of Chinese American female leaders. Here is her story.

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