Oh jeez. I don’t even know where to start. We’ve always had a very tumultuous relationship. At our highs- we are best friends, and you are my closest confidante. At our lows, you are my worst enemy and the main antagonist in my story. However, this letter is not to…

These past few weeks have been absolutely horrific. Video evidences of the racist and senseless murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd have surfaced. Across the United States, there are multiple protests and riots demanding that police forces be held accountable for the murders of Black Americans (not…

According to Wikipedia, “tiger parenting is a form of strict or demanding parenting. Tiger parents push and pressure their children to attaining high levels of academic achievement or success in high-status extracurricular activities…”. Personally, I find tiger parenting to be abusive and narcissistic, and if I were to ever have…

My dog will die soon. He has advanced kidney failure, and at best case scenario, it’s a matter of weeks; worst case scenario it’s a matter of days. I’ve had my dog since I was 9 years old, and I’m now 24. He has been a part of my childhood…

If you look at my phone on any given day, you will always notice a handful of misses calls and unanswered messages. I am not actively trying to ghost any of these messages- rather they are sent by close friends and family. Now, you might think that I must be…

Recently, I lost a friend over a heated political argument. We were both arguing about the Wet’suwet’en protest: I was arguing that they had every right to resist the Coastal GasLink pipeline, while he argued the opposite. I thought our debate was fairly cordial and respectful: there was no name-calling…

TW: Abuse; self-harm; childhood abuse; domestic violence

I started intentionally hurting myself when I was in grade 2. I’m not going to go into details on how I hurt myself, because that’s irrelevant to this story. But what I can share is why I started hurting myself:

To outsiders and…

TW: Eating disorders

In Asian culture, it is completely normal to critique someone’s physical appearance. I was nine, visiting Korea for the first time, when my father’s sister nonchalantly pointed out, “your stomach is bigger than your breast”. Every adult in the room laughed. That short exchange would be the…

Sophia Ch

Mid-twenties gal trying to navigate adulthood. Feel free to contact me at : sophiachae96@gmail.com

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