I’m not going to lie to you, Marge. This section is the heart and soul of my site and where I believe my writing shines the most. I am brutally honest about struggling with my identity and how my childhood trauma affects my parenting and relationships. I’d like to think I discuss these issues with humor and grace.

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Stories About Identity

These are pieces that emphasize figuring out who I am, what I want, and what it all means.

Grief and Anger

Where I try to understand my upbringing, its reverberations throughout my past and into my present, and healing for the future.

Living in Fear

These are posts about my fears of failure, success, abandonment, and pretty much everything and how I am trying to push through it.

Understanding Love

Wherein I discuss love and how it terrifies me despite it being what I most want yet reject.

Class and Privilege

My evolving views on class and privilege.

Gender and Sexuality

My evolving views on gender and sexuality. Needless to say, I am super progressive, sex-positive, and feminist.


My evolving views on race and ethnicity and its effects on my life and others.


My evolving views on religion – especially Christianity. I consider myself a Progressive Asian American Christian.

Mental Flotsam

This is my catch-all for all the types of uncategorizable (yet highly amusing) thoughts that flit through my brain at any given moment. You have them, too. You know, the thoughts you get when in the shower or taking a dump. Yup. I think so highly of myself that I have entire posts of just these.