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All good stories begin in a bar

Today, I shocked an editor at work with my stories of drinking while under 21. I told her I had lived outside of the US. Then I realized how incredible that moment was — she met me, read my Asian American body and projected "Yeah, American."

About the Chicago Sun-Terns on #NationalInternDay

Thank you all for supporting me and teaching me so much. And a special shout-out to all my fellow Chicago Sun-Terns, who put up with me naming us the "Sun-Terns," and who didn't slap me when I walked over and said I'm giving up on myself because I started a section of my article with: "Like many U.S. cities, Chicago has roads."

The things we’re not taught

I don't know how to make friends, and I don't know how to manage when they go away. I don't know how to love myself in a way that isn't destructive. I don't know to recognise when I'm hurting until it's too late, or reach out for help until it's almost unsalvagable. I don't know how to live my life in a way that it's not a struggle to convince myself to get out of bed every morning; that today...

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