Juniper blends the most current research in mental health + storytelling to create engaging, entertaining, & information packed events for professionals and students from diverse backgrounds. She has cultivated a unique voice in the mental health field through training in acting, comedy, and creative writing which gives her a refreshingly relatable approach to mental health, intimate relationships, healing generational trauma, and intersections of racial and sexual identity.
- Healing generational trauma
- Breaking stigma around mental health + treatment, particularly in Asian communities
- Neurodiversity in the workplace, in partnership, & the gifts of neurodivergence
Keynote Speaker, May 2023
Topic: "Wounded Healers: Uncovering & Nurturing our Wounds as Healers"
Juniper addressed the shame, stigma and systemic issues present that may make healers - from social workers to nurses to doctors - neglect their own wounds. Through storytelling, science, & an in-depth understanding of how trauma lives in the body & how frontline workers suffer from secondary trauma she addressed the need to address our OWN wounds as healers - not just those who we are healing.
Keynote Speaker, October 2022
Topic: "The Stories our Bodies Hold: Breaking the Silence around Mental Health in AAPI Communities"
Juniper shared her own family's story as Chinese immigrants and how seeking mental health treatment changed their relational dynamics. She presented research around different Asian communities and the need for mental health interventions. She also addressed specific stigmas/barriers to accessing mental health treatment that are often shared across different Asian communities, including barriers that may be specific to Asian college students.
Employee Resource Group
Speaker, May 2023 & October 2022
Topic: "Generational Trauma & Barriers to Mental Health Treatment in Asian Communities"
Juniper presented on the physiological and psychological impact of generational trauma on our nervous systems + bodies, and how generational trauma may manifest specifically in Asian communities. She presented research around different Asian communities and the need for mental health interventions. She also addressed specific stigmas/barriers to accessing mental health treatment that are often shared across different Asian communities and shared specific, actionable ways we can start healing that trauma today.
Topic: "The Gifts of Neurodiversity in the Workplace"
Juniper discussed neurodiversity vs. neurodivergence, including many of the different types of conditions and labels that may fall under the "neurodivergent" umbrella. Juniper emphasized how neurodiversity can be an incredible gift in the workplace, offering unique perspectives and innovations. She shared how workplaces can make their environment more conducive to embracing neurodiversity & helping neurodivergent employees feel supported.