People | Generations
Unlearning the Shame of Living with My Parents As an Adult

I’m already leading a different life than the nuclear family I’d envisioned. There’s freedom in stepping away from that, but I find it uncomfortable too.

Nov 10, 2022
People | Generations
The Story of My Father’s Hands

In that motel room I saw my father forever altered, with lasting wounds, like the scar on one of his hands—hands I’d studied and knew by heart.

People | Generations
The Stink of Motherhood

After a few moments of fawning and cooing, I interjected from outside the circle with a shy raised hand: “Hi, I’m the mom.”

Jan 4, 2022
People | Generations
Becoming My Family’s Partition Archivist

Maybe it’s unnatural to talk to my grandparents about Partition like an anthropologist rather than a granddaughter.

Sep 13, 2021
People | Family | Generations
The Mango Missile Crisis

After her arrest, I started to understand. All the racist slights and foolish men my mother had endured. More reasons to be angry than I could count.

Sep 7, 2021
People | Family | Generations
Midcentury Modern

I find myself looking at the same memories with new eyes now that you’re gone.

Aug 3, 2021
People | Family | Generations
Dear Imo: A Letter from the Korean Diaspora

I made a promise, too, that I would bring her back to you.

Jun 23, 2021
People | Family | Generations
When Chickens Hatch

Helen Young Chang on remembered racism, both explicit and subtle, and what her parents brought from Taiwan to Southern California.

Apr 22, 2021
People | Generations
My Ancestors’ Mission to Lighten Our Bloodline Ends With Me

My kin may have erased themselves, but I won’t erase them. Just as I may be their wildest dreams, they are also mine.

Apr 8, 2021
People | Arts & Culture | Generations
I Tried to Buy Self-Worth and All I Got Was Credit Card Debt

I dug my hole trying to keep up with a social calendar I couldn’t afford, which is often what happens when you feel like you don’t belong on the social calendar to begin with.

Jan 28, 2021