This piece was originally published in an anthology titled Home. … It was late February, and I stood perched at my kitchen window, welcoming the sun-streaked curtains, the slightly rising temperatures, […]
Originally published in Gazillion Voices Magazine, 2014 […]
In this mid-July heat, one of the most classic summer activities is going to the dark, highly air-conditioned movie theater to sit down and relax for a while. I went […]
I was recently asked to write about my time abroad. Since coming back to relationships and cities that seem relatively unaltered, it has been easy to pocket my experiences […]
It was about quarter to noon when my stomach began rumbling, signaling to me that it was time to have an early lunch. Lost in my own thoughts, I casually […]
Wednesday afternoon was a cool, crisp, quintessential fall day. The sun was high in the sky just past noon, poking through the leaves on the trees casting perfect shadows on […]
My fingers glazed over little ceramic bowls, colorful vases, beautiful hand-carved wood boxes, and other products deemed mother-worthy by the store in celebration of Mother’s Day. I walked over to […]
Lesson #3 – 3/3/2015 Squatter toilets paired with being a woman is a difficult combination. Lesson #4 – 3/3/2015 Weight has different connotations here. I got my roommate assignment today. When we […]
Current Status – 3/01/2015 Accomplishment #1 – 3/01/2015 I successfully ordered my first meal in Chinese today, and the man didn’t even look confused. 青菜拉面 Examination and Class Prep – […]
Lesson #1 – 2/28/2017 Never take hot showers, drinkable water, or fast internet for granted again.
While watching the Oscars last weekend, I was reminded of the Oscar nominated film, Lion, that came out at the end of 2016. The riveting film is inspired by the true […]
I can often be critical of large companies and systems and the implications of their monetary goals on disenfranchised individuals, but I thought that I would start 2017 out on […]
As the leaves on the trees begin to drop, signifying the change of seasons, I am reminded of the joy and learning that comes with autumn and the beginning of […]
Touch Down – Nanjing Airport – 2/27/2015 My feet touched the ground, and my heart knew it was home. This is the story I want to tell.