Five short monologues that unpack the intimate questions that reveal bits of yourself, but show who you are in sharing them with the world.
Memoir & Personal Essay
We know how neurons fire with chemical precision, but can we understand someone else’s consciousness? Neuroscience can draw from computer science and the humanities to define consciousness.
An essay about the moment I realized who I want to be and how I want to impact the world.
A reflective personal essay on identity and the impossibility of describing oneself in any less than a thousand and one pieces.
A journey of acceptance and yearning.
Being the older sister of a younger brother with autism has been both challenging and gratifying. Throughout the years, I’ve learned many lessons from my brother on empathy, identity, and understanding.
This is a love letter, but not to a person. It’s about realizing that your childhood is gone and that the place you grew up in is changing forever.
At 11:32 on a typical Saturday night, a mom and daughter chat while doing their nails.
Even within a crowd, one can discover wings.
This began as my personal statement for my Common Application, but has transformed over time into a personal essay.
This piece addresses the duality of memory—how it can be beautiful but also hold us back from embracing the future.
I wrote this while thinking about my experience with Girls Write Now and where my love of writing started.
A short personal story about my journey with a major change that has happened to me recently. A great description of the ups and downs of adjusting to that permanent everlasting change.
Every day at school, I get lunch from the same place, just to see the grandma who works there. It’s the highlight of my day.
It’s easy—almost far too easy to just say where we are from. A country. A place. A word. But where we really come from is from our parents and our culture. A history.