To Read: Reflections on South Asian Identity

On a girls’ road trip to Savannah with six of her immigrant friends, Anjali Enjeti recalls a traumatic racist incident she experienced as a teen—an interaction that framed her understanding of her otherness, in Georgia, and America. via Drinking Chai to Savannah: Reflections on Identity, Inclusion and Power in the South — Longreads

The Brevity of Happiness

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” – Francis Bacon *Warnings: Depression, Suicide*

Why I Hate My Dog

Originally posted on Longreads:
Richard Gilbert | Longreads | July 2016 | 18 minutes (4,584 words) Belle Krendl, “our” dog but really mine, is a furtive, ragtag creature. She suffers in comparison to our prior dogs—and to most we’ve known. In fact, she suffers in comparison to any pet we’ve ever owned, including jumpy, escape-prone…

It’s All in the Details: Translating Summer Style to Fall Weather

I’m not a fall or winter sort of person. I love  concept of both: colorful dyed leaves falling with the wind, crisp apples and reds and browns and sunshine sparkling through treetops, snow falling faintly to the ground, warm coats and hot chocolate in the mornings. It speaks content, gratitude for the small things in…

Friendship & Fries

“One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about. We never needed best friend gear because I guess with real friends you don’t have to make it official. It just is.” – Mindy Kaling

Mid-Autumn Festival

In September, I had the pleasure of being a photographer for the 21st Annual Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown, Philadelphia. The festival brings the community together in such a wonderful way, and it was exciting to be able to capture everyone’s smiling, happy faces. Here are some of my favorite shots from that day: