I’m Taking a Gap Year After College

I’m Taking a Gap Year After College

Often, as an American growing up in an immigrant household, the thing we always heard is that we need to work hard. Study hard. Do your best in everything, because an A is the only thing that will get you a job. You don’t want to be like your parents, who worked their lives away. [...]

Books By Asian American Women You Need to Read

Books By Asian American Women You Need to Read

Look at your reading list lately and realize you need to diversify the perspectives you’re reading? We got you covered. Asian-American women have been producing high-quality work for years, although many have not received the spotlight they deserve. For the purposes of this post, I am including SWANA women as a part of the Asian-American [...]

A Poet’s Guide to Romanticizing Life

A Poet’s Guide to Romanticizing Life

As a writer, when I started to take my craft more seriously, my perspective, too started to change. Many of the biggest trends that we’re all talking about these days are wellness, mindfulness, and learning to make the most of the life that’s given to you. Here’s a secret: poetry helped me figure that all [...]

Digital Minimalism Improved My Mental Health

Digital Minimalism Improved My Mental Health

Throughout the pandemic, I started noticing something disturbing: my screen time was skyrocketing. Instead of taking notes dutifully as I used to during lectures, I found myself reaching for my phone, to go and scroll through Instagram and Reddit, while the professor’s voice lulled through international regulation. I was spending hours mindlessly watching YouTube videos, [...]