Writing Nearby

The term “Asian American” is like a balloon: weightless, hollow, all skin. It seems ready to burst at any moment, and yet refuses to be tied down. Coined by UC Berkeley students in 1968 and inspired by the Black Power movement, “Asian American” was once a term of hope and revolution. Replacing words like “Oriental,” […]

Blue Ticket

Girlhood was gone. Girlhood was over and dead for us all. We didn’t miss it. In its place, anything could happen.