“If I don’t swim, the pain grows. If I’m in more pain, what will become of my life?”
Melissa Hung is a writer and independent journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Shondaland, and Pacific Standard, among others. She is the founding editor of Hyphen magazine. A native Texan, she lives in California. Find her on Twitter at @fluffysharp and on Instagram at @melissahungtx and @nomnomnomhaiku.