An encounter with an old Chinese grandmother during a hot summer day shoveling compost in Brooklyn.
Memoir & Personal Essay
What sacrifices did we make during the pandemic to sustain our parental relationships? What kind of person have you become since then?
Being 18 and wanting to run away from all that you know.
The art of caretaking.
Growing up as a daughter of resturant owners, I explore the shame of not having parents that could dedicate their time to me and the realization of the sacrifices they made for my happiness.
This personal essay is a core memory of Summer 2019.
I am shy. I don’t seem like the shy type with my friends because I’m the loud one. But when I talk to someone who doesn’t know how I tick, I act like I’m listening while I am melting inside.
This piece is at heart a study of me, a view from inside my room and inside my mind.
A reflection of cultural identity through the lens of a first-generation, Chinese-American girl.
This is what the process of making hong shao niu rou tang, or chinese braised beef soup, means to me.
My piece is about the GWN + NBCU Train Your Brain: Think Like an Elite Athlete workshop. This piece is a personal work on how I applied the elite athlete mentality to my career.
This personal essay is about my experience with quarantine and how it impacted my gender identity.
I always took my citizenship status for granted. I never questioned my privilege until I saw someone around my age in the same situation my parents were once in.
This feeling will stay with me for a while, but I am satisfied with where I am with it.
As college application season came to an end, the Girls Write Now financial workshop helped me choose which college is best for me.