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