Creative Nonfiction

"When I was younger, I used to worry what people would think if they knew I was a girl who ate shrimp heads. My reluctant half slurps made me taste more air and less umami. Shame got in the way of a perfectly good meal, so I refrained from Asian foods often described as gross, weird, and foreign."  
Kristen Gaerlan
September 8, 2020
“Gotta go, bye!” was just one of the many pieces of knowledge I folded into my everyday expressions after watching the latest episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The phrase was a tell-tale sign that she was up to something, a quick and finite way of removing herself from any situation to scutter off toward mischief. 
An Uong
August 15, 2020
"When Ma told me about the manananggal — the vampiric monster who divided her body in half, sprouted wings and flew, hunting pregnant women and little children — I did what most kids did when their mother told them anything: I believed her."
Maria Isabelle Carlos
July 22, 2020
"For a long time, I was ashamed of myself for never being able to warm up to umeboshi."
Taylor Weik
June 18, 2020
My mother and I grew comfortable with the ease of our recycling routine, like how the lids gently flipped open to reveal the potential of money. We didn’t notice the patrol car crawling toward us one day until the police officer tapped on my mother’s shoulder, clearing his throat.
An Uong
May 20, 2020
A list of art, music and literature to get you through these stressful times.
Karissa Chen
March 15, 2020
I know this sounds like a hyperbolic way of speaking. Believe me, I wish it were.
Lisa Ann Yiling Calcasola
March 9, 2020
“We have some good news and some bad news."
Bassam Sidiki
December 12, 2019
I mimic my mom: the rising act, the coming climax of the show. Rice first, adobo next and a saucer of broth to turn every speck of white rice a caramel brown.
Billy Yates
October 20, 2019
I thought of all the other reasons, implications and annoyances that went with this strange business of changing my name.
Yurina Yoshikawa
June 10, 2019
In this intimate and moving graphic memoir "DEAR SCARLET: The Story of my Postpartum Depression," Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet.
Teresa Wong
May 5, 2019
Being Pakistani meant I had to follow the patriarchy my family brought over to our one bedroom apartment.
Mohammad Murtaza
April 9, 2019

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