We have this funny little idea that romance completes things. I had this idea while studying abroad in Paris this summer. And when romance didn’t magically appear I decided to look for it.
Amihan del Rosario-Tapan
Amihan is a writer and artist from Harlem. She spends her free time creating art, singing and playing guitar. She’s written pieces on identity and societal change. Over quarantine, she’s been spending time with her family and puppy in her vacation home on a lake.
My anthology piece this year reflected my feelings coming out of a summer abroad this fall. I missed Paris and also felt nostalgic for the independence I had. Writing that piece provided me with a forum to express these feelings and inspired me to create more stories on my summer abroad and my future travels.
I wrote this to show the patriarchal practices of saying the Pledge of Allegiance and what it truly means to stand for the flag, from the perspective of an American and an immigrant.
Stolen to be Given is a piece connecting my name and religion. Two things that were chosen for me and their role in shaping my identity.
This piece is about the double standards that plague society and force women to be small.