Jenny Tinghui Zhang

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Jenny Tinghui Zhang is a Chinese-American writer and educator. Her work has appeared in Apogee, Huffington Post, and The Rumpus, among others. She is currently finishing her MFA in nonfiction at the University of Wyoming. Find her at or @pantaloonies.


Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of Jenny Tinghui Zhang; photo illustration by Matt Ortile
Alone in Wyoming, I Found My Place Through Karaoke

As a woman of color moving to Laramie, Wyoming, I was afraid that I wouldn’t fit in, that I would be unsafe. But at karaoke night at The Ruffed Up Duck, I found my place among the the defiant.

Cover Photo: Art by Brian Rea for Catapult
In the Harsh Climate of Wyoming, I Learned to Listen to My Body

My eating disorder dictated my relationship to food. Then I moved to Wyoming, whose unforgiving landscape reminded me: We eat food to survive.