I've been reflecting a lot lately about how far I've come from the child I once was, and - at the time time - how much more I've been nourishing that inner child in adulthood. This is a mini-memoir about that journey.
Samir returns home from work around 5:45 and sheds his coat over the lone kitchen chair by the entryway. His brain feels dead and dried up.
This is short story inspired by a seemingly mundane object, my small squish-able earplugs. I wear them everywhere; to study, to work, and even to the club. As portrayed below...
I've been playing with different forms of writing lately - poetry, prose, short story - and recently enrolled in a One Story writing class. This is one of the short stories I wrote, all inspired by the photograph below.
It may seem like just a word but it was a fuse my father would use to aim and fire bullets my way when I'd bully or berate my brother back in the day: I was a villain then, it's true. But I was a child, too...
Who Put This Song On? is a 2019 young adult novel by Morgan Parker, and it is seriously a teenage rebellion angst anthem for black/brown girls.
What does it mean to be queer? How can words capture my chemistry? These are questions I ask myself...
American Born Chinese is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang. This beautiful book ties together three seemingly disparate storylines into one: from an egoistic Monkey King; to a young boy, Jin, struggling with internalized self-hatred; to two seeming high school rivals, Danny and his cousin Chin-Kee.
While sitting in meditation in a room full of strangers, I found the quiet to cast this poem.
When roommates be driving us crazy...
Another beautiful story by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki that tells the story of two young people confronting the demons of summer ennui..
This book / webcomic was short but beautiful. It tells the story of a young, queer questioning kid on a search to find their place at a special summer camp.
a mysterious creature sighted, perhaps from prehistoric time...
My mother told me on her last birthday that she would be fine leaving this world at her current age of 55.
In the wake of HBO releasing it's latest and final season, I caught the bug and checked out some Game of Thrones paraphernalia from my local library, most notably this graphic novel series adapted by Daniel Abraham and OG George R. R. Martin.
I’m smiling. Supa’s hand is in mine, as I trail behind her. Surrounding us, small reunions burst like fireworks.
I haven't been letting myself go; I've been setting myself free...
My skin -- already stretched too thin -- broke then.
I look in the mirror at the slowly invading growth of black hair beneath the bleach blonde dye. I am thinking of chopping it all off and leaving the color natural. With every new haircut, I am starting to see the reality of myself more clearly. me: I don’t know whether I am ready to … Continue reading Mirror Talk
An erasure poem, adapted from a passage in The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species, a short story by Ken Liu in his book "The Paper Menagerie."