We are at our most vulnerable when trying to become part of something—online and IRL.
Cultural assimilation, astrology, and the romanticization of depression.
Whiteness and I are in a critical-distance relationship.
Comedy, Cherry Bomb, and future happiness.
I didn’t feel like I belonged in either of my homelands.
The cost of pursuing the American dream.
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