Through a new lens—our brilliance!

Ultraviolet light is invisible to the eye. The frequency of its wavelengths is so fast that the eye doesn’t register its existence. “Ultraviolet” is also the name of a song in one of my favorite romantic comedies, which is how the word first made its way into my life outside the classroom. But to understand the importance of ultraviolet light in my life, first I have to rewind to middle school.

In eighth grade, two years after my family made the life-altering decision to move to the United States, I was hit by a staggering feeling of my own imperfections. The feeling soon wormed its way into my everyday life, following me like a storm cloud wherever I went. I began to believe that everything that went wrong was inherently my fault, and so I started overthinking everything that I did. Nothing ended up the way it was supposed to, and this made me feel even more like an outsider. This feeling spread like mold throughout me for much of high school.

Testimony of Healing
Healing of clubfoot
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