Cover Photo: A photograph of an exterior facade of an IHOP restaurant
Photograph by Ed Schipul/Flickr

After the Diversity Panel

Had we been diverse enough? Had we changed hearts, minds, and souls? Had we been . . . truthful?



Rise up! Overthrow!


Elaine Hsieh Chou is a Pushcart-nominated Taiwanese American writer from California. A 2017 Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow at NYU and a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow, her short fiction appears in Guernica, Tin House Online, Ploughshares, Black Warrior Review (2020 Flash Fiction Winner) and elsewhere. She was an Adroit Summer Mentorship Program mentor, co-organizer of the Sweet & Sour Readings and a Tin House Summer Workshop graduate. Her debut novel Disorientation was published by Penguin Press in 2022. You can find her at or on Twitter at @elainehsiehchou

Photo: Cindy Trinh