Kristin Wong

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Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, ELLE, Travel + Leisure, and The Cut among other publications. She frequently writes about behavior and identity and is also a staff writer and researcher at Hidden Brain Media, where she contributes to the Hidden Brain podcast and radio show.


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Becoming Fluent in Baby Talk

Parenting didn’t just change the way I talked and behaved, it changed the way I saw the world.

Sep 27, 2022
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What Lullabies Teach Us About Language

In that way, lullabies are like a language of their own.

Aug 04, 2022
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How Languages Go Extinct

Cantonese has become a forgotten heirloom of my past.

Jun 23, 2022
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How Untranslatable Words Have Connected Me to My Mother

“In Cantonese,” my mother says, “love isn’t so frivolous.”

May 04, 2022
Cover Photo: An image of the author as a child sitting  in a chair with her hands and legs crossed