Literature

Blinded Eyes

A Fujifilm photo of my sister and I lives on a bookshelf in our parents’ room when she and I ...
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Is Plastic Surgery Truly Feminist?

Dear Asian Youth,  When I think of plastic surgery, I imagine a paper woman. She has cut-out lines under her ...
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“14-Year-Old Girls”: The Misogyny of Gendering Hobbies

Source: Insider (2016) How I slowly grew out of shaming my hobbies, and why we shame girls for having hobbies ...
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Wrought with Gold

Listen, dear readers, there once was a story, Filled with magic and marvels and whimsy and wonder, One of trials ...
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aftermath

The living room is the same.  The floor is messy. Cotton and dust still spilling and spilling and spilling and ...
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leaving

“I’m leaving.” That was the last thought I had. I was sick. I was tired. I was exhausted from feeling ...
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Parentification

“Noo,” she says with a whine that’s high and pitchy and scrapes at my nerves. Staring down at my little ...
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Bearing Summer, Bare

in dreams i stand barefoot, soul bearing bear the brief bittersweet  baring teeth, bare back against the earth bear its ...
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Collage

Step one: find different papers of all different sizes. Step two: cut them, rip them however you like. Step three: ...
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My Name is Sad AF

Sadaf. My name is Sadaf. My name is seashell. My name is on a beach. My name is lying buried ...
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Parentification

“Noo,” she says with a whine that’s high and pitchy and scrapes at my nerves. Staring down at my little ...
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The Surfside Condo Collapse

“[It was] like I was on a ride … The bed was shaking. My balcony doors opened. And it felt ...
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#FreeBritney

The power of TikTok is a force to not be reckoned with, second only to BTS stans. As a platform, ...
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Sexual Assault Convictions

TW: rape and sexual assault With the rise of the #MeToo movement, hundreds of women have spoken up about their ...
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Ethics of Surrogacy

Dear Asian Youth, In debates across the world regarding the legalization of surrogacy, the labels “conservative” and “liberal” mean little ...
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New Horizon

New Horizon Dear Asian Youth, I graduated on June 9th, finally leaving behind my high school life. I had been ...
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The Attack on “Critical Race Theory” in America

The U.S. is divided. It is a nation wildly divided on nearly all political fronts. Most intimate to me is ...
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The Murder of Mee Kuen Chong

Police investigating Chong's body found in Devon woodland. Source: The Mirror Mee Kue Chong, a 67-year-old Malaysian woman, was found ...
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remnants

isn’t it curious how desperately we try to leave ourselves behind our lives are nothing but filling up vessels hoping ...
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Day by Day

“I think I can make it through today,” he whispers, “if I move slowly.” As if he is wading into ...
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