Tong L. TeenzTalk Peer Leader
1. What are you passionate about?
2. What have you learned from challenges or disappointments?
3. How do you relieve stress?
4. What is happiness?
1.) PASSION: Tong's passion is journalism. Through journalism & media, he enjoys exploring different viewpoints & interacting with people from all around the world. This year, he is broadening prospectives by interviewing everyday people & sharing their insightful stories through WeChat. In another creative project - known as 99 Stories or 99 Bodies Reflection - he interviews 99 individuals on their body image & opens dialogue on this topic. His most recent project gives insight into China's homosexual population & their experiences with marriage.
2.) GROWTH: Feeling left out by friends, Tong resorts to awkwardly 'playing on his phone'. However, after some introspection, he considers a different approach for the next time he faces a similar situation. He thinks about ways to better engage in conversation & speak up for himself, rather than seeming falsely uninterested.
3.) STRESS RELIEVERS:
- talk to people
- receive advice from friends
- listen to music
4.) HAPPINESS: When he discovered his true identity as a feminist, Tong emerged out of isolation and found happiness in knowing who he is, as well as bonding with others who are similar to him.