Adolescent Health Working Group created a new video series that highlights how nonprofits, public agencies, and individuals support the health and safety of young people.
We were recently joined by Marsha Aizumi. Marsha is an educator, national speaker, and advocate for the LGBTQI+ community. Marsha serves on the PFLAG National Board of Directors and is a co-founder of the first PFLAG chapter created specifically for Asian Pacific Islander families.
In this interview, we chat with Marsha Aizumi about her journey with her son Aiden, parenting and supporting LGBTQIA+ young people, working with other Asian Pacific Islander parents, faith, and advice for other parents and caregivers.
Marsha also reflects on how she went about writing her memoir about her family’s experience, ‘Two Spirits, One Heart.’
Marsha shared images of her and Aiden:
Adolescent Health Working Group (AHWG) improves health equity so that all youth ages 11 to 24 in California and beyond have unimpeded access to comprehensive, youth-centered, and culturally-based healthcare.
AHWG brings together a coalition of youth-serving providers who are leaders in their field and young people and caregivers with lived-experiences to create innovative resources, training opportunities, peer-to-peer networks, and leadership roles related to harm reduction and policy improvements in the areas of sexual health, mental health, and substance use.