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