I've told you my story. If you like, tell me yours.

An around-the-world story of a terminated pregnancy, a friendship, and shame

In a desolate Chinese city, Beluga whales, and tears

The first day of the rest of my life

Finally, warily, happily It was time to leave

Finding happiness, finally, and surprisingly, far from home

My friends boarded the train. I did not. I lived.

Post-mortem of a Counterculture

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.

I have a blog, with over 8,000 followers, which almost ruined my life.

The death my family still mourns

A Mother's Memory of the Clues to her Child's Diagnosis

When Empathy Undermines Love

A Korean Army conscript weighs whether to tell the truth

Living, surviving, dying and ready for suicide.

My grandfather had been arrested by the British colonial government. Why had he been there that day?

Should I stay? Or should I go?

A mother's death, her children's limbo.

My father loved his car, Even more than the thieves did

A Love Junkie's Tale.

What my grandmother didn’t tell me

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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