This piece is about patriarchal ideals within my culture and the way they have affected the women in my family.
AAPI Art & Writing
Mahiha is a girl who is transitioning from high school to college life. She experiences being in love and feeling sad because of fake friends.
This is a collaborative memoir of our relationships with our maternal grandmothers, who we lost in the spring of 10th grade. Our relationships mirror each other’s in many ways, especially as daughters of immigrant parents.
My parents did not talk American politics but when I entered high school, I discovered everyone around me does.
This poem encapsulates, for me at least, the painful feeling of loved ones growing old. It also conveys the struggle of watching a grandparent with Parkinson’s diminish as the years go by.
A somewhat satirical account of the life of a fictional protagonist who would be born in the year of the cat.
Since 2020, Asian Americans have faced two, intertwining monsters: the COVID-19 pandemic and racism.
Floating is a piece about how my perceptions of strength changed throughout my life, and how I’ve found my own strength through “floating.”
This is a vignette-style epistolary piece that relies on several different narratives to reflect on what it means to be a poet.
“Her, An Indian Girl” reaches out to girls who may feel low about their appearance or features. It teaches her to love how she looks and how she has been crafted.
A short story about code switching and living between two worlds.
Shuttling between two neighborhoods, Flushing, Queens, and the Upper East Side, this story follows a girl’s journey to school. Along her commute, she discovers her identity and the meaning of hard work and perseverance.
“Butterfly 蝴蝶” is an ode to my great-grandmother, who passed away a few years ago. On occasion, the butterfly of her spirit still flies by.
My family and the K.M.A are as tight as sticky labels on glass bottles: they’re hard to separate, but they often look better together.
Emilee finally returns home to Chinatown after a long semester, welcomed by her family members who have been preparing for their restaurant’s opening. But before she even sets foot in their door, an unexpected trip happens.