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The Art of Self-Love: A Story Collection
To finding love within myself
Is not an easy task
It is an enduring process of continuous reflection.
But the present me is not alone.
My future self and I will trudge through snowstorms and sand,
Swim for miles across seas
Until I’ve returned from my adventures
A source of compassion and beauty,
Smiling at my own reflection in mirrors
Because I am beautiful
Even if I am different.”
—MENTEE OLIVIA WRONSKI
My first rejection was serendipitous. While a relationship seemed appropriate at the time, the universe didn’t agree. I devoted my time to writing and painting many works. I thank that event for giving me the precious time to make history.
I’m tired of stories about girls falling in love with others, so I wrote, inspired by the meaning of self-love, how I realized I love myself. I define self-love as the regard for one’s own wellbeing and happiness. I wanted to portray a snippet of the journey that I made.
This poem follows a girl who, similar to any other teenage girl, has a hard time in her own skin. As she gets older she learns how to navigate being a young adult and finds herself— she overwhelms a callous world with light.
This piece is dedicated to my younger self who deserves the recognition for keeping her head high through all the downfalls presented throughout her life. With all my faults and mistakes, yesterday’s me is still me.
This piece was inspired by the Natalie Douglas tributes workshop, along with 2020 being a new decade filled with emotions. Additionally, since I am graduating this year, this decade will be filled with me taking my place in history.
This poem speaks to all the forgotten women: the women with stories, with histories. I aim to give a voice to women who should have a place in history and should be recognized because of their struggles and how vital they are to society.
Oh beautiful rose
stemmed into the ground.
I wrote my poem after my ex-boyfriend and I broke up, we were on and off for three years and when we got together it was very toxic. The day after we broke up I wrote this poem because I felt uplifted after the breakup, and I felt like God.
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“To The Ones With Skin As Dark And Beautiful As Night” comes from a time when I didn’t feel so confident. Lupita Nyong’o is a huge part of me realizing that I am beautiful as she took her place in history, and I soon took my own place in history.
“See the Sun” is an original song about friendship, and how the people who love you can lift you up out of the darkness.
At the start of making this piece, I had just finally found myself again.
This is a video inspired by an excerpt from my memoir piece. I wanted to create it for the same reason anyone wants to be a writer—to tell a story. More specifically, I want to tell my story. But as the video blossoms into something magical, I realized that in telling my story, I am also telling the stories of many Asian-Americans. This is how to be Asian-American.
I never write about myself, so with this piece I wanted to try that. It’s an introduction to who I am and explores who I am becoming.