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

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

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

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

What my grandmother didn’t tell me

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

In rural China, I began to learn about my great-grandfather, and why people might hate me because of him.

When Empathy Undermines Love

The first day of the rest of my life

A Love Junkie's Tale.

Finding happiness, finally, and surprisingly, far from home

Post-mortem of a Counterculture

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

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

In a desolate Chinese city, Beluga whales, and tears

Finally, warily, happily It was time to leave

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

Living, surviving, dying and ready for suicide.

The death my family still mourns

A Korean Army conscript weighs whether to tell the truth

What was growing on my most private place?

Should I stay? Or should I go?

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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