Essays

Counter Revolution

My grandparents from China risked everything to start a humble grocery store in an unlikely place — and changed my family forever. SOUTHWEST: THE MAGAZINE

Houston, a Love Letter

I write this from California, 1,900 miles away from my hometown, as I watch the devastation of Hurricane Harvey unfold. VOGUE

Filet-O-Comfort

My immigrant family made an American fast-food staple their own. SHONDALAND

Walking In Their Footsteps at a Former Japanese Internment Camp

I wanted to see Manzanar with my own eyes, so that my understanding of history might feel deeper through the experience of place. NPR

To Swim Is to Endure: On Living With Chronic Pain

If I don’t swim, the pain grows. If I’m in more pain, what will become of my life? CATAPULT