What’s with the sexism in our salads?

A family sits at a dinner table lined with piles of leafy salad. Mom gleefully munches on a piece of lettuce while Dad stares down at his dish with disgust. He’s longing for a more satisfying meal: Specifically, a thick slice of pepperoni pizza. Sound familiar? This Domino’s commercial that aired earlier this fall — […]

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Pui Tak: Chinatown, Immigration, and Wendy Yong

Pui Tak is nestled in the old part of Chicago’s Chinatown. Inside the distinctively Chinese architecture children and adult voices intermingle in various dialects. Since 1915, this organization has served new Chinese and other Mandarin-speaking immigrants here in America. The transition for them is often difficult. On Saturday mornings, Pui Tak offers one-on-one tutoring classes […]

When God Had Depression

“My belief in God…has kept me from harming myself. When I really didn’t want to be conscious, didn’t want to be aware, was in so much pain that I didn’t want to be awake or aware, I’ve thought to myself, ‘If you injure yourself you’re injuring the body of Christ, and Christ has been injured […]

Things I’ve Learned from Having No Positive Male Figure in My Early Years of Adulthood

I won’t go into much detail about my dad or what it was like when I found out he wasn’t coming back, how they met or how young she was, not even what our relationship looks like these days except that it’s rocky, but improving. I will, however explain what it’s been like without a […]