I've told you my story. If you like, tell me yours.
My grandfather had been arrested by the British colonial government. Why had he been there that day?
Should I stay? Or should I go?
What was growing
on my most private place?
In rural China, I began to learn about my great-grandfather, and why people might hate me because of him.
The first day of the rest of my life
In a desolate Chinese city,
Beluga whales, and tears
When Empathy Undermines Love
I have a blog, with over 8,000 followers, which almost ruined my life.
Finally, warily, happily
It was time to leave
What my grandmother didn’t tell me
A Love Junkie's Tale.
A mother's death, her children's limbo.
The death my family still mourns
An around-the-world story of a terminated pregnancy, a friendship, and shame
Post-mortem of a Counterculture
A Korean Army conscript weighs whether to tell the truth
My friends boarded the train. I did not. I lived.
Finding happiness, finally, and surprisingly, far from home
A Mother's Memory of the Clues to her Child's Diagnosis
My father loved his car,
Even more than the thieves did
Living, surviving, dying and ready for suicide.
Project Wordsworth (Volume 2) is a storytelling laboratory at the Columbia Journalism School. In this latest version, we introduce The Memory Project, which takes as its inspiration this maxim from William Faulkner: Memory believes before knowing remembers...
Each of these stories begins with a memory. That memory is then examined, questioned, probed and dissected. Is what I recall what really happened? Where does this memory take me? Who was there? Who were they?
If you find a memory that evokes a memory of your own, we invite you to share it with the author...
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