The first poem was originally published in an essay titled “Red Stars Over Flushing: Edmond Jabes, Mahmoud Darwish, and Yellow Power.”
Lulu Sha uses sci-fi and fantasy to explore modern issues, in particular colonialism, socialism and national liberation movements. She believes in having strong leadership for Asian American youth and incorporating Asian American history into high school curriculums. In her free time she loves to sing rock covers and figure skate.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Jeanette Winterson, Octavia Butler, Stevie Nicks
I have very few talents to contribute to this world. Although I wish I could fight harder for the people and communities I care about, ultimately I’m only a woman who is quite short, not particularly clever or strong, and prefers comfort over confrontation. But if someone out there who can feel a little less lonely and a little more kind from the silly words I string together, I’ll feel that I’ve done something good.
The Unspoken Epidemic
We wanted to shine a light on mental health struggles that often go unnoticed and to dispel harmful stereotypes about mental illness.
These pieces explore my ideas on love, loss, and emotional validation. They’re the products of a girl who got lost inside her own head for too long.
I have the craziest dreams, and this story was inspired by one I couldn’t understand. So, I wrote it down.
Project Silmo: Reconstructing a Nation
I’ve been analyzing and thinking about The Silmarillion for years now. After multiple rereads, hours upon hours of research, drafting, and redrafting, here are my final thoughts on Tolkien’s legendarium.