A reflection of cultural identity through the lens of a first-generation, Chinese-American girl.
Dorothy Chan is a junior at a high school in Brooklyn. Fascinated and inspired by the world around her, she seeks to explore her curiosities while educating herself on intersectional socio-political issues. Through her writing, she aims to amplify her voice along with those from underrepresented communities.
Writing became my outlet for introspection when I realized that language was a barrier between me and my family in my childhood. My words allowed me to form a bond between my thoughts and feelings when I felt they had nowhere else to go. Over the years, my writing has both grounded me in expressing the most intangible, intimate parts of myself in words and helped me understand facets of my identity. Today, much of my work is centered around reflection, whether it be of the world or myself.
Making American Holidays Our Own
Two essays about experiencing American holidays through the lens of immigrant families. Each of us has different stories of trying to figure out American holiday traditions, but we’ve also tried to build our own.
The Monsters in Our Midst
Since 2020, Asian Americans have faced two, intertwining monsters: the COVID-19 pandemic and racism.
a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.