Cover Photo: A photograph of an Italian piazza reflected in a large puddle of water.
Photograph by Gabriella Clare Marino/Unsplash

What Does It Mean to Be “Made” Somewhere?

In Italy, I learned to stop searching for an authentic, fixed self, or an automatic kinship with the Chinese diasporic community—especially in a globalized world.


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Julie Chen's fiction and personal essays have been published in Hobart, The Margins, X-R-A-Y, and CHEAP POP. She also writes poetry, and makes music under the name Slime Queen. She is a Fulbright Fellow and a graduate of Princeton University.