Here's What No One Told Me About Trying To Learn English As An Adult
"I am 49 years old. Three years ago, I didn’t know who Frank Sinatra was. ... I did not recently come out of a cave. I am a Chinese immigrant who came to this country at age 32."
The French Government Paid For Me To Play A Video Game With My Vagina. Here's Why.
"The pink electric dildo measures perineum strength with a video game. But while the French way may sound a little funny, it’s actually quite serious."
I Auditioned At A Strip Club. Then I Found Out What I'd Have To Do To Get The Job.
"A hard rock sat in my stomach and I felt shame. ... If you want to make money, you must not appear too Black."
I Have Involuntary Tics. This Is What It’s Like When You Can’t Control Your Body.
"I was 20 when I began to experience the rapid blinking, head tilting and flinching."
I Was Told I'm Pregnant. Then I Found Out It's Likely Cancer — And I'm Actually Relieved.
"With cancer, disease or dysfunction, there is no government intervention or regulation restricting care. ... No one claims cancer cells have a right to thrive."
My Best Friend Unexpectedly Died. Here's What I Learned About Unrelenting Grief.
"It’s been just over a year and I’m still devastated."
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I Am Choosing To (Literally) Wear My Chinese American Pride. Here's Why.
"Each cheongsam figures prominently in my power-up wardrobe, making a conscious statement about my heritage, my culture, my visibility and my pride."
As An Asian-American Woman, I Can't Step Outside Without Feeling Terrified
"I never leave home without pepper spray, with the safety unlocked and in an accessible place in my pocket."
This Is What It's Like To Not Have Any Friends Who Are Your Same Race
"Many Korean Americans have had the comfort of community to weather the assaults on our identity. But for me, it has been an incredibly lonely experience."
I Just Discovered Capitol Rioters Attend My Church
"This was not just the typical conservative ideology that I had seen cozying up to evangelicalism over the years. This was something else."
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