On Breast Self-Examinations

Boobs are one of those things that get weirder the longer you think about them– they’re fun blobs of fat that happen to produce infant nutrients when needed. They’re also one of cancer’s favorite playgrounds. The statistics are widespread– one in twelve American women will develop invasive breast cancer within her lifetime; breast cancer death…

Chapter Twenty

Turning twenty last month felt largely like nothing at all. I suppose it’s because it’s felt like I’ve been turning twenty all year. I can confidently say that the past year has been one of the most eventful, significant ones of my life. I’ve had the pleasure of living abroad, traveling to several beautiful places,…

A Week in My Life

Monday 9 Oct 11:30am It’s a slow start to the day; I get out of bed way later than I intended to. I’ve just finished staffing BarMUN, the collegiate Model UN conference Boston University hosts every year. Although it was a fun weekend full of meeting new people and creating chaos (my personal idea of…

Introducing Spooky Hooky

After a few months of thorough research and struggling to find a recording space, I’m thrilled to announce the arrival of Spooky Hooky, now available on iTunes and online! Spooky Hooky with Emily Chow and May Sun is a true crime podcast covering all things kooky, creepy, and crazy. Catch us on Wednesdays scaring ourselves as we…

Mid-Summer Favorites

It’s the end of July, a turn of the earth reminding us that summer’s nearly over. Here in Boston, it’s a dire notion— the thought of an impending winter. The past month has been filled with beautiful weather and excursions galore, and I figured I’d share a bit of what I’ve loved over the weeks.…

My Go-To Summer Look

Now entering my seventh straight month of summer weather, I figured it was time to show you what I do when upper lip sweat takes over my life. Instead of filming a video tutorial like a normal human being, I wanted to be a hip teen while I still can and decided to document the…

Kuala Lumpur & Penang, Malaysia

It’s been nearly fourteen years since I was last in both Kuala Lumpur and Penang, and I clearly remember writing in my journal that I was headed for Malaysia, Australia. Having relatives in both countries made my six year old self steadfastly believe that Malaysia just happened to be a part of Australia. Older now,…

Bali, Indonesia

Our trip to Bali was planned almost begrudgingly— a sort of millennial resentment of caving into the lure of incredible stories and vlogs of a tropical paradise, of once again stepping into the fold of the mainstream. At times I find myself pulling a Britta Perry, deriving a sad sort of joy from saying things…