Cover Photo: An image of a girl  sitting on a bed reading,  while out of the book comes an  image of a rendering of the Gwangju uprising—soldiers with gun,  people on the floor, a red  ground.
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

From Haunting to Healing: On the Gwangju Uprising and ‘Human Acts’

To this day, I don’t know how my father experienced the Gwangju uprising.

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Human Acts

of the traumas inherited by the children of Holocaust survivors,

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Hannah Bae (she/her) is a freelance journalist and nonfiction writer who is at work on a memoir about family estrangement and mental illness. She is the 2020 nonfiction winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, a 2021 Peter Taylor Fellow for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops and a 2019 fellow with the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Find her bylines in The Washington Post, CNN, Eater and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter at @hanbae and on Instagram at @hannahbae.