Marina Masaki

Leveraging Her Identity and Experience, Marina Masaki Brings Mental Health Awareness to Asian-American Communities  

When she was a kid, Marina Masaki’s family didn’t talk openly about sex. This wasn’t unusual for a young person growing up in the U.S., and in particular in Japanese-American families like the one she grew up in. Sexuality is a subject that many parents are uncomfortable discussing with their children—even if this reticence puts them at risk later on.

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Bringing Unique Perspectives to Counseling

When MaiLinh Hartz, a master’s student in the Couple and Family Therapy program, was younger, people often said she had an old soul. “I was very introspective and had time to listen and absorb people’s stories and emotions,” she explains. It’s a common narrative heard among people who work in the mental health field that they were always, in some way, drawn to care. As a student, she is expanding what it means to take care of others—not just as a therapist, but as a peer. 

The Seedfield Podcast season 3, Episode 1-2.

S3E1: Beyond ‘The Talk’—Supporting Young People As They Explore Sexuality and Gender

We’re kicking off our third season with a three-episode mini-series on sexuality and the ways that it intersects with the many subjects taught at Antioch University. For our first guest we interview Dr. Markie L.C. Twist, an acclaimed sexuality educator, sexologist, relationship therapist, and author. In this conversation we discuss expanding our ideas around relational diversity and gender identity to support young people as they find their way in our current world.

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Game to Grow

Not only do Adam Johns ’13 and Adam Davis ’14 share the same first name, they also share a passion for gaming and helping young people develop social skills, creativity,…