Cover Photo: Photograph by Brian Minear/Unsplash
Photograph by Brian Minear/Unsplash

I Went to Wyoming to Get My MFA and It Gave My Life Back to Me

When I came to Laramie, I found the person I wanted to be. When I left, I took her with me.

This is Why-oming, a column by Jenny Tinghui Zhang that explores life as a woman of color in Wyoming, one of the whitest and loneliest places in the United States.


We are all killing ourselves with complacency.


Today, you’ll write

The Good Place

Black Panther

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Jenny Tinghui Zhang is a Chinese-American writer from Austin. Her debut novel Four Treasures of the Sky is forthcoming from Flatiron Books in April 2022. Find her at