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

What was growing on my most private place?

Post-mortem of a Counterculture

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

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

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

Finally, warily, happily It was time to leave

In a desolate Chinese city, Beluga whales, and tears

Should I stay? Or should I go?

A Korean Army conscript weighs whether to tell the truth

Finding happiness, finally, and surprisingly, far from home

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

When Empathy Undermines Love

A Love Junkie's Tale.

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

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

Living, surviving, dying and ready for suicide.

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

The first day of the rest of my life

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

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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