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How I re-built myself for Harvard Medical School after emerging from an "otaku" brand

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

In the modern world, having a passion for anime and Japanese culture may be synonymous with negative connotations amongst certain peers. Since Grade 9, I’ve been one of those people who have a deep devotion to anime; as a result being branded with an antagonistic epithet of, otaku. Usually, a person should not be discriminated for their passions, but having an affinity to Japanese culture and anime was not considered extremely healthy for my social and academic life.

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