A reflection of cultural identity through the lens of a first-generation, Chinese-American girl.
Coming of Age
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.
Most people’s childhood memories are sacred. Mine are lost.
Being a fangirl can be quite embarrassing. Has being a fangirl helped shape who you are?
Who knew that the post-COVID quarantine world would be so challenging to live in? Well, we all suspected it, but living it is a whole different story… Welcome to my poetic brain dump.
This microfiction charts the journey of a girl overwhelmed by expectations as wildfires rage around her.
Blue indicates many notions, more chaotically, heightening the euphoria and dysphoria of a relationship to the independent entity of nature. “The Blue Book:” encompasses a lesson learned from a peaceful world, the loudest voice.
So often we spend the time we set aside in our mind for “activism” on negativity. But lately I’ve realized the need for the positive and negative — these essay and video excerpts.
This piece (a now-defunct common app response) describes how the encouragement of one teacher sparked my passion for writing.
This piece was written to myself, and is a reflection of the self-hatred that I often feel as a teenage girl. It also depicts the enveloping and consuming nature of my anxiety.
Shortly after their admittance to the NYU Langone hospital for what began as unexplained dizziness, Dom turns 18, and they are confronted by reality cloaked in black fur.
This poem explores the feeling of neglecting different parts of your personality to achieve a certain goal yet feeling incapable of doing so.
A piece about letting go of an unhealthy friendship.
In this personal statement, I reflect on how suffering alters the way we see the people around us, and how that phenomenon ended up playing a big part in my life.