I've told you my story. If you like, tell me yours.
When Empathy Undermines Love
In rural China, I began to learn about my great-grandfather, and why people might hate me because of him.
Finding happiness, finally, and surprisingly, far from home
My friends boarded the train. I did not. I lived.
Finally, warily, happily
It was time to leave
Living, surviving, dying and ready for suicide.
The death my family still mourns
What my grandmother didn’t tell me
I have a blog, with over 8,000 followers, which almost ruined my life.
My father loved his car,
Even more than the thieves did
The first day of the rest of my life
A Mother's Memory of the Clues to her Child's Diagnosis
Post-mortem of a Counterculture
What was growing
on my most private place?
My grandfather had been arrested by the British colonial government. Why had he been there that day?
Should I stay? Or should I go?
An around-the-world story of a terminated pregnancy, a friendship, and shame
A Korean Army conscript weighs whether to tell the truth
A mother's death, her children's limbo.
In a desolate Chinese city,
Beluga whales, and tears
A Love Junkie's Tale.
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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