Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Story by Lily Feinn. Illustrations by Marian Blair.

When my parents moved, I went through the boxes of my stuff that had been at their house. Among the old yearbooks and birthday cards, there was a box filled with memories from my middle school and high school relationships. I got nostalgic looking back at the items in that box — things I could hold in my hands and then neatly put away. I don’t feel the same way about my direct messages or texts, which are also ghosts of relationships past. If only I could put them into a box and seal the lid.

I’m nonbinary. Here’s what that means.

And here’s what not to say

I’m Chinese American and I don’t speak Chinese perfectly. That’s okay.

I don’t want to hide who I am

As an Asian American woman, I dismissed the racism I experienced. Now I know we must confront it together.

This year has forced me to look back on moments in my life that I have brushed off