Dr. Mimi Hoang

Shon Hoang Photography


Dr. Mimi Hoang (known as “Dr. Mimi”) is a psychologist and activist who has spent her career advocating for the LGBTQ+ and Asian Pacific Islander communities. With her experiences as a refugee, first generation college student, and bisexual woman of color, Dr. Mimi brings a unique perspective to her work. These layered identities “helped me develop an intersectional lens in understanding gender, sexuality, race, and culture in a multifaceted way which always informs my DEI values and my LGBTQ-affirmative approach to psychotherapy,” she says. As a co-founder of three organizations for the bi+ community in Los Angeles, Dr. Mimi has been a driving force in advocating for bi+ visibility and mental health. Her work has earned her numerous awards, recognition in photography books, and a spot in historical exhibits. Through her work as the clinical supervisor of the LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy Center at Airport Marina Counseling Service and as the creator of the Bi on Life self-empowerment series, Dr. Mimi continues to impact the world positively. “I hope to empower people to be their best advocate, to live life boldly and authentically, and to make a positive difference in the world,” she says. But the most rewarding aspect of her work happens on a much smaller scale: helping people overcome life challenges. “It’s like helping to change the world one person at a time.”

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