Stand Up, Fight Back

Within less than a week, I participated in my first two protests. On Saturday, January 21, 2017, my roommate, Michelle, and I marched in the New York City Women’s March, with a couple of our friends and another couple hundred thousand people. We went at 4pm, when unregistered marchers were supposed to show up, and even though it was...

Terror

Writing has always been cathartic for me. I’ve always believed in the power of getting words down on paper and letting the emotions out. Blogging and sharing my thoughts helped me with my anxieties, and I hoped that my anxiety-induced writing would put another voice on the table in regards to the MIT experience. I took a long hiatus....

We Did It!

Me and my papa at commencement! Graduating from MIT was bittersweet. To be honest, I was kind of expecting myself to cry. I cried like a baby during my high school graduation, so why would graduating from MIT be any different? I guess the difference was that I wasn’t totally mentally ready to leave high school when I left...

On Homesickness

I moved away from home – at the time, that was China – to go to boarding school in Connecticut when I was 13. I have lived away from home for the bulk of every year ever since. I am very familiar with being homesick, and you’d think that having lived away from home for 7 years and running...

Enough

Since the last time I blogged, a lot of things have happened. I went home for spring break and cuddled my baby sister. I finally sucked up my pride and went to MIT Mental Health. I stopped eating for a while and survived pretty much solely on nutrition drinks and occasionally mac and cheese from a box. I gained...