Rosalie Chan


Rosalie Chan is a writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has appeared in TIME, the Huffington Post, Inverse, Teen Vogue and more. You can follow her on Twitter @rosaliechan17.

Out of the Shadows: Cambodian Genocide Survivors Tell Their Stories

After years of silence, an ongoing oral history project preserves the stories of Cambodian American women who survived the 1970s genocide.

Every night, a widow would hear trucks coming into the concentration camp. The trucks would arrive empty, but soon enough, they would be filled with prisoners from the camp. When the morning came, the truck would return empty again. No one talked about it, but they knew what happened next. The prisoners were executed; the widow left to worry she might one day be among the dead.