Wives and Lives
25 April 2023 | 7:51 pm

Some thoughts on being a gaysian immigrant to California Two weeks ago, I helped to plan and organize a Lunar New Year dinner for 120 queer and trans Asian people. It’s a tradition that has been around for as long as I’ve been alive: the annual APIQWTC Banquet. Despite its mouthful of a name (much easier if you read it as API CUTESY Banquet), it was an event that left me feeling extremely raw and emotional at the end of it.

I Now Have an Attention Span
24 February 2023 | 12:00 am

Various things in the last few years have alerted me to the terrifying fact: I don’t think I had an attention span at all until, well, now. That I was able to graduate from college, get married, hold down jobs… privilege, and opportunity. Most of the time, I was told that I was that way because I was simply careless, lacked attention to detail, and that was just who I was.

Feeding My Soul
31 January 2023 | 10:50 pm

Maybe some day, I’ll think of the years between 2009 and 2019 as a lost decade. It was a decade of development, when I came of age, when I left home, when I made my home in so many different places in the world, where I tried on different ways of being, as if they were seasonal coats, or swimwear. Things are different now. When I was least expecting it, king tides subsided and became gentle lakes.

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