Ash Huang

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Ash Huang is a Chinese American writer based in San Francisco. She is a Tin House Workshop and Periplus Fellowship alum, and her essays have appeared in Fast Company and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @ashsmash, or at


Cover Photo: This photograph is a collection of aesthetically pleasing pickle jars. We see cucumbers, asparagus, carrots, kimchi, and a few other varieties of cabbage, all lined up in colorful jars on a kitchen counter.
Pickles Taught Me the Art of Self-Preservation

I was not suspended in a timeless brine like my pickles. I was not a stoic javelin of cellulose waiting to strike a bored palette. My answers would not be in rigidity, in control.

Sep 22, 2022