We’re talking about thyroid cancer with special guest, Trisha Mah. She is a survivor of papillary carcinoma, having had her thyroid removed in 2014. She's a fourth generation Japanese American and third generation Chinese American, born and raised in the Bay Area. She has devoted her life to youth empowerment and fighting for social justice. She has helped young people access and transition to college, trained teens to be advocates against domestic violence, and used the art of taiko (Japanese drumming) to promote respect for all. These days, you’ll find her as an academic counselor at the BU College of Engineering.
Trisha uses her story to let others know that cancer can look and feel many different ways on people. Committed to being “small and mighty,” Trisha continues to practice living a liberated and healthy life, especially after making the courageous decision to leave an abusive relationship after 6 years. She also is a strong advocate for taking control of one’s own health, encouraging others to ask questions when it comes to one’s overall health and well-being.