Cover Photo: An image of a gold Genuine Original Jean Ring taken by Katie Okamoto
Photograph courtesy of the author

A Key Ring Returns Me Home

By chance, I’d taken up her keys, the keys of my childhood.

This is my mom’s keychain

Genuine Original Jean Ring


Genuine Original Jean Ringfeatured on television sets

letters of goodnessnever really took off(supposedly!) by Willie Nelson


Katie Okamoto's writing has appeared in Catapult, The Atlantic, Eater, TASTE, Metropolis, and BuzzFeed Reader, among other places. She participated in the 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop for non-fiction and memoir and is at work on a book. Formerly, Katie was the senior editor at Metropolis, the architecture and design magazine, in New York City. Find them at