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

Should I stay? Or should I go?

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

Finally, warily, happily It was time to leave

Finding happiness, finally, and surprisingly, far from home

The first day of the rest of my life

When Empathy Undermines Love

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

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

What was growing on my most private place?

In a desolate Chinese city, Beluga whales, and tears

A Korean Army conscript weighs whether to tell the truth

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

Living, surviving, dying and ready for suicide.

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

What my grandmother didn’t tell me

A Love Junkie's Tale.

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

Post-mortem of a Counterculture

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

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

The death my family still mourns

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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