Welcome to deconstructed. — fostering a community that draws attention to mental health through creative writing and art & resources for marginalized groups.
Kayla Wang is a current senior in high school in Queens, New York City. Her interests lie in STEM, Asian American representation, the climate crisis and mental health awareness. She has the ability to utilize her voice as a staff writer and digital media strategist for Politically Invisible Asians. This newsletter amplifies Gen Z Asian American identities through analysis of current events, cultural experiences and creative writing. Kayla is a self-proclaimed bubble tea connoisseur and in her free time, she enjoys binge-watching Korean dramas.
As a Girls Write Now mentee, my goal has always been to better understand my identity in a creative, culturally diverse community. The core messages in my narratives culminate in the Asian American and immigrant experience and themes of resilience, gratitude, and respect. I’m inspired to write because of the stories of those who I admire and the stories that come before them that are left untold.
A glimpse of how my best friend and grandfather molded me into the woman I am today as we bond in our backyard garden filled with a cornucopia of vegetables and a sense of community.