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


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Hannah Bae (she/her) is a freelance journalist and nonfiction writer. Her work was published in the anthology "(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health" and "The Monocle Travel Guide to Seoul." Her bylines include CNN, Monocle, Eater, the AP and more. She writes stories about Korean American culture and identity, and she is at work on a memoir. Hannah was a 2019 fellow at the Asian American Writers' Workshop and president of Asian American Journalists Association's New York chapter from 2018-2019. She's on Twitter at @hanbae and on Instagram at @hannahbae.