Remy the Rat vs. Smokey the Bear

Remy the Rat vs. Smokey the Bear

I’ve always had a beef with Remy from Ratatouille. His mantra, “Anyone can cook,” is meant to be empowering, but I find it a bit discouraging. If anyone can cook, why should I bother? (I should note that as a Four in the Enneagram personality typing...
Fitting In: Part 1

Fitting In: Part 1

“Are you excited to finally be going back?” Eugene squeezed Artemis’s hand when she didn’t respond. “Hey, you awake?” “Oh, yeah, I guess. Excited, terrified, same thing.” “Why terrified? Taiwan is great. The food,...
No More Hiding

No More Hiding

You would think it would be hard to forget that I’m not white. I’m a Chinese-American woman, born, raised and educated in the Midwest. I was one of maybe a dozen Asian students in my high school graduating class of 400. I didn’t have a single Asian(-American) teacher...
Why I Write

Why I Write

I was born, raised, educated, married, and churched in the Midwest, where Asian-American representation is…rather sparse, to say the least. For a long time, I didn’t notice the lack of representation or think that it mattered. Growing up in a Chinese immigrant...