Category Archives: Personal Experience

Personal essays that don’t fit neatly into any other category, or explore other topics I enjoy such as anime, movies, French fries, napping, etc.

[Content warning for discussion of depression and suicidal ideation] I graduated from college three years ago. My family was ecstatic. After four long years of exams, 10-page papers, and struggling to stay awake during lectures, I was getting a bachelor’s … Continue reading

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As you can plainly see, “Dreams in Tandem” is no more and I’ve migrated my online presence to this here website, which was gorgeously designed by Hafsah Faizal of IceyDesigns. I created my first blog over five years ago, back … Continue reading

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For the last three months, I was living in New York City for a summer internship at The New York Times. It seems weird to type that using the past tense, because it simultaneously feels like only yesterday and forever … Continue reading

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If you’ve been on social media at all in the past month, then you’re probably well aware of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. I have to admit that it was extremely surprising (and humbling!) to see how many readers, writers, and publishing … Continue reading

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After a week of chaos, humidity, friends and books on books on books, I have returned to my quiet little metro Detroit suburb, where there are more trees than people and the temperature never tops 75 degrees (or 24 degrees … Continue reading

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