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It's okay to not be okay

Yuna and a friend at a UWaterloo alumni event

"Did you eat yet?" That was my mother’s way of telling me she cared (and to make sure I wasn’t surviving off of ramen noodles). Since my family had no university experience, my meals became a familiar conversation topic. As a first-generation student, navigating the pressures to succeed, financial barriers, and family obligations made the transition to university more difficult than I expected. I felt overwhelmed, anxious, and alone.

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