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

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

Post-mortem of a Counterculture

A Korean Army conscript weighs whether to tell the truth

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

Finally, warily, happily It was time to leave

A Love Junkie's Tale.

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

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

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

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

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

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

When Empathy Undermines Love

Should I stay? Or should I go?

Finding happiness, finally, and surprisingly, far from home

What was growing on my most private place?

In a desolate Chinese city, Beluga whales, and tears

The first day of the rest of my life

Living, surviving, dying and ready for suicide.

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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