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

Growing up, I always tried to be the perfect child.

Living my life so rigidly filled me with anxiety that I still carry with me today.

I worried that if I let go the whole world would come crashing down and it would be all my fault.

As I grew older I tried to find the pivotal turning point in my life where I went from happy carefree kid to worrisome young adult.

Teaching in the pandemic is tough. But after a whole year, there are important takeaways.

I run high-school art classes online and in person

I used to feel ashamed crying in public. Now I embrace it every time.

In 2020, I started keeping my ‘crying diaries’

I used to laugh off anti-Asian jokes. Now, I will stick up for myself every time.

It’s been too easy to downplay racism in the past