Being 18 and wanting to run away from all that you know.
The Sixteenth Note: A College Essay
This is an essay I wrote while applying to college on my identity as a musical theater writer.
An Ode to Pan-Africanism
This poem is dedicated to culture, lost identities, and the truth that it’s never too late to connect back to your roots that were taken away from you.
Every new hire must don the skin of a beast and perform a violent ritual daily at this family-friendly theme park.
Sunday, 04:17 PM
This piece is at heart a study of me, a view from inside my room and inside my mind.
My Love Was Bound in Red Silk / I Contain a Silence
The first poem was originally published in an essay titled “Red Stars Over Flushing: Edmond Jabes, Mahmoud Darwish, and Yellow Power.”
Maybe I Can Rescue You: An Excerpt
Tatiana Familia turns broken friendship into power. Sapphire Harmony Jones has secrets too dark to confide. What will happen when their paths intertwine?
a reflective poem about visibility, exigence, and superficial perfection.
three generations of women: side by side
We wanted to present our generational stories to look for connections across various women’s experiences throughout time. We compared the expectations our society imposed on women in our families, including traditions, female stereotypes, and norms.
Writer in the dark
Before I found writing, I was lost. After that, I was found.
The Blue Book
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.
What’s the cost? And how do we decide?
I discuss my devotion to and fascination with neuroscience while comparing it to religion.
The Power of Synthesis
This piece is my Common App personal statement that I submitted as part of my college applications. It shows colleges more about my ability to synthesize and share information effectively.
Lost in Translation
As a Chinese American, growing up in a predominately white environment was challenging towards my identity—especially at school. As I get older, I am able to appreciate the beauty of my culture.