When Food is the Only Narrative We Consume

Chinese culture can’t be made bite-sized for mass consumption.

Feb 08, 2023
The Notorious Comb Sisters

This non-conformist approach to adulthood still sounds radical today.

Nov 10, 2022
Second Place Language

According to people I met back home, my face didn’t match my voice.

Sep 15, 2022
Falling: A Comic

I found it freeing: to accept—instead of fear—gravity, to savor that brief float before the fall.

Jun 27, 2022
My Mother, My Ex, and Facial Feminization Surgery: A Comic

I believe so strongly in the beauty and autonomy of body transformation, but I’m worried that will erase the small visible echoes of my (and my mother’s) history of survival.

May 23, 2022
The Nest

Year after year, the mourning doves show up to try again. I’m willing to try too.

Feb 07, 2022
I Do Not Want to Write Today: A Comic

I don’t want to write today. I don’t want to write about violence today. I don’t want to write about honor or duty or respect today.

May 25, 2021
The Life and Times of Bernice Bing

A lesbian Chinese American painter, she defied definition, which is why I was so fascinated by her.

May 11, 2021
The Ghost That Sits on Your Chest

My mom’s cellphone rang, but there was nothing, no notification of any missed call. She said, “That was probably your dad’s ghost.”

Apr 26, 2021
Every Flavor a Ghost: A Comic

Sometimes even just a minor taste of something brings old ghosts back to me.

Taste, Memory

“I can tell I love you because I want to give you a bite of whatever I’m eating.”

In the Wilds of an Open Soil with Writer Merlin Sheldrake

Merlin’s poetic prose is so visual in the writing that many parts reminded me of a graphic novel.

Sep 09, 2020
Give and Bake

If the muffins had been good, we’d have eaten them and gone to bed. But the story of their catastrophic badness: that, we could forever savor.

Aug 10, 2020
Drawing Grief

The creative release felt familiar. The soreness, the tenderness, making up new words for a new reality.

Jun 11, 2020
An Agnostic’s Longing: A Comic

We’ve listed the names we get called and the names we call ourselves. Some feel true. Others give us aches.

For the Love of Nooks: A Comic

I spent a lot of time in my nook, tucked away and dreaming.

Nov 07, 2018
What Haunted Maurice Sendak?: A Comic

“I mean, the life of a child! What they see and what they hear, and what they choose not to discuss.”

Oct 24, 2018
The Place We Once Called Home: A Comic

How do you mourn someone who is still alive, who might as well be a stranger now?

Sep 12, 2018
Say It with Noodles: On Learning to Speak the Language of Food

I have forgotten how to speak two languages. But I have learned this one.

Feb 27, 2018
When We Were Whole: A Comic About Us

“Once upon a time, a civilization lived.”

Dec 05, 2016