Stories such as Maly's make the March 31 Affordable Care Act open enrollment deadline even more critical for the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to take action and get AAPIs enrolled in health coverage.
In this fourth and final part of my interview with Michelle Kwan, the figure skating icon talks about her work supporting the Special Olympics and speaking up for young people worldwide with intellectual disabilities.
Michelle talks about her work as a Senior Adviser and Public Diplomacy Envoy for the U.S. State Department, and using the universal appeal of sports to improve international relations. She also talks about her efforts to inspire youth around the world.
In part 2 of my interview with her, Michelle reveals her proudest win in her long figure skating career -- when she says "There was no heaviness... I was simply present." She also gives advice on how everyone can win in life.
Michelle Kwan's roles as a presidentially appointed fitness and nutrition ambassador and a Coca-Cola pitchperson are irreconcilable. She'd win a gold medal for public health if she kept the first job and ditched the second.
Sports is a "useful tool" in diplomacy that helps to "engage foreign publics and connect people all over the world," Michelle Kwan, a five-time world figure-skating champion and the first public diplomacy envoy for the State Department.
Brittany Trilford, a 17 year old school girl from Wellington, New Zealand is the winner of an international search for a person under the age of 30 to represent youth and future generations at the Earth Summit this June 20-22 in Rio De Janeiro.