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.
How I Ruined Extra Credit
This piece (a now-defunct common app response) describes how the encouragement of one teacher sparked my passion for writing.
Writing My World: Window Into Our Lives
We used a website to showcase our ever-changing writing styles and emphasize the connection between what we read and what we write from childhood till now!
Letter to Myself
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.
All Through the Words of a Song
I didn’t think anyone understood me… until I met someone who had been in the exact same place.
This poem explores the feeling of neglecting different parts of your personality to achieve a certain goal yet feeling incapable of doing so.
all at once
a poem of aching candor narrating the varied, implicit forms of heartbreak.
A Guide to Telling the Tale of Two Cities
I’ve written a scholarship essay showing how I’d bring a diverse perspective to NYU. I’ve shared my experiences growing up in Jamaica and America, my love of sharing knowledge and my love of writing.
Happy Days Are Here Again
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.