Asia

@asia

Following: 19 writers

Followers: 36 writers

Writing to wrest my life from worry and woe.

Joined 01 January 2019.

Total writing: 162 days.

Total word count: 139682 words (862 words on average per post)


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On Reading

2 years ago, for day 12 by Asia

As a child, reading was my refuge from all the forces I couldn't control: the bullies who taunted me for oversized glasses, my unabashed intelligence, and a plethora of awkward mannerisms; the mediocre teachers who misjudged my introversion for disinterest, poor social skills, and potential mental disorders; and the public...


Ouroboros

2 years ago, for day 11 by Asia

This evening while I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, I came across a video by one of my favorite comedians on Instagram, @jayversace. Between expletives and his trademark hilarious, effusive gestures and facial expressions, he explains his frustration with people constantly asking what's next for him. I don't fucking...


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

2 years ago, for day 10 by Asia

2018 was long and difficult, and despite what felt like endless sociopolitical turmoil, it has been an incredible year for representation in film. Seeing Black Panther on opening night with so many of my friends, and many more in the audience than I knew going into the BAM movie theatre,...


Your Job Is Fish

2 years ago, for day 9 by Asia

At the age of 14, I became an A Better Chance Scholar. I left home in New York City to attend a prestigious public high school in suburban Pennsylvania. It's an experience that brings up a myriad of emotions, but I think the most prevalent is gratitude. Curiously, not everyone...


Make Yourself

2 years ago, for day 8 by Asia

As I was sitting in a burger joint today after an interview, an old friend came to visit in the form of a song: I love all of you, Hurt by the cold. So hard and lonely too, When you don't know yourself. Red Hot Chili...


Celebrating 7 Days

2 years ago, for day 7 by Asia

Today is the 7th day of my daily writing challenge! This is by far the furthest I've ever gotten with a daily challenge. I'm pretty proud of myself for getting this far! I've made numerous attempts to make daily habits out of my various interests, including Daily UI, [100 Days...


Inequity By Design, Part 4

2 years ago, for day 6 by Asia

In a city, with a sprawling and aging subway, dated city planning and infrastructure, and a cultural, socially, and socioeconomically diverse populace of over 8 million people, and ridership higher than ever, it can feel like the issues we face in New York City are especially difficult to overcome. But...


Inequity by Design, Part 3

2 years ago, for day 5 by Asia

With renewed calm, I sat for a moment and allowed myself to reflect about what happened, and why it resulted in such emotional intensity. While unharmed, I felt physically and emotionally violated, yanked like a dog on a leash, all over a $2.75 bus fare. Surely my dignity is worth...


Inequity by Design, Part 2

2 years ago, for day 4 by Asia

As the crowded bus arrived at my stop, I dug my way out of my seat and out onto the street. At this point I really needed to relieve myself after drinking tea all day. Eyes on the prize, I prepared to make a hasty ascent up the hill to...


Inequity by Design, Part 1

2 years ago, for day 3 by Asia

Living in an old and incredibly diverse city like New York for most of my life, I am confronted with brazen inequality on a regular basis. Circling the park in my neighborhood, I can observe markers from every socioeconomic group from poor to rich, and everything in between. Often the...