Hopes and Hypocrisies
Let’s Dance Together! Bridging Cultural Siloes on Campus
I like to dance. But I have been met with amused bafflement at my two dance-related decisions on campus, from friends and strangers alike: one, my recent choice to join Candela, Harvard’s Latin social dance group, and two, the fact that I have not once been in the Asian-American Dance Troupe since I “seem like I’d be in AADT.”
Work It Like Gen Z
I’ll admit: It’s heartwarming to see the found families formed in workplace dramas, from “The Office” to “Brooklyn 99.” Who wouldn’t want a boss like Michael Scott?
But in real life? I don’t want that. After a few internships in big tech, where I felt overextended to the detriment of my own well-being, I now am content not draining myself of my passion, goodwill, and time for a company driven by profit and self-interest, no matter how many free lattes they give me or how “friendly” or “family-like” the culture is.
We’re (Not) Body-Inclusive
A few years ago, just as many were getting fit during the COVID-19 pandemic, I was doing my best not to.
Is This an Asian Story?
Meet our fictional protagonist, Kelly. She helps start a magazine, an Asian one. (She’s Chinese-American).