The last.

Social scientists say that 93% of all communication is non-verbal. It’s interesting, I think, to find that a large chunk of the messages we convey to the world have nothing to do with actual articulation. I’m a writer, which means that I weave my life around words. That being said, the aforementioned fact is terribly intimidating. Because what it suggests is: […]

We are all storytellers.

don’t be like so many writers, don’t be like so many thousands of people who call themselves writers, don’t be dull and boring and pretentious, don’t be consumed with self- love. the libraries of the world have yawned themselves to sleep over your kind. don’t add to that. don’t do it. unless it comes out […]

A Map of All The Ways I Have and Have Not Loved Myself

You are 10-years-old and you are looking at yourself, head cocked to the side, thinking, “Y’know what, I’m not so bad.” You don’t really know what beauty means or what it’s supposed to look like and, if truth be told, you don’t really care. Wonder dances in your system every time you look into a mirror and you think: […]

The Writer Tag

Got tagged by the awesome Bea of The Dalaga Project. We actually just had a writing date last night wherein we sat together in a mosquito-infested Starbucks but barely talked at all. Because sometimes the only way to get stuff done is to handcuff yourself to another struggling writer and make sure you both write like […]

This might be for you.

  I wasn’t always this way. That’s what people have to know. I was born into a family of stories — the grandfather so strong, not even a million baseball bat blows from the Japanese army could break him, so strong that they named him Rocky; my Korean warbride grandmother; my rockstar father — that I thought […]