Krystal Yang in this piece explores the voice of queer Chinese-Americans and how cultural influences can shape a person.
Sara Jhong warns against the use of standardized test results and other “numbers” as a way of measuring students’ success in “Not Your Numbers.”
Jieyan Wang explores themes of childhood poverty in her short fiction piece, “Grow a House.”
Mina Kim explores the intensity and emotional turmoil that romantic relationships can bring in “Revitalized.”
Margaret Madole illustrates the struggle of helping friends with mental illnesses survive another day in “Scars.”
In “Rivers in Her Hands” Viviana Wei explores a mother’s dedication to her daughter, and her daughter’s growth.
Tilt explores a taboo subject seen through the eyes of a small boy. Ashira Shirali uses a childlike voice to depict the hard realism within the piece.
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Read about Alexandra Lewis’s narrator’s discussion of cucumbers with her therapist in the short story, “Sea Cucumber.”
Fiora Elbers-Tibbits describes the cliché Sunday dinner in her brutally honest and satirical prose piece, “Sunday Dinner.”