Sonder:

The profound feeling of realizing that everyone has a life as complex as one's own, which they are constantly living despite one's personal lack of awareness of it.

 
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"I Am" Poem

I am a deceivingly delicate rose, with razor-sharp thorns and a long, elegant stem. I wonder if I have brightened the world’s light, or...

Euthanasia

Trigger Warning: This post contains references to depression and self-harm. Euthanasia: the practice of killing someone who is very ill...

It Wasn't Supposed to Be

“Waigong, smoking is bad,” my squeaky six-year-old voice protested as my grandfather lit a cigarette while we waited for the school bus....

Noodles

“Good night,” My grandmother stood in the doorway light from the living room spilling in golden rays falling softly on the polished wood...

What I Know

“She’s so little,” they cooed. “She probably doesn’t understand what we’re saying.” They smiled at my presumed naiveté as if watching a...

Red

I was the color of strength and honor the knight’s raised shield, protecting a child. I was the one who brought luck and prosperity the...

Where I'm From

I am from lukewarm clam chowder by the seaport from silky qipaos and bubbling rice cookers. I’m from the sound of raindrops pattering on...