Archive for Category: "china"
After high school high achiever Monika Lutz was rejected from every college she applied to, she decided to spend the next two years figuring out what she really wanted out of life. In her new book, Now What?, Monika traces her internships and travels through nine cities and six countries
Recently, I walked to the beach in Chicago with a friend. The weather was perfect for a day at the beach, just hot enough to goad you into freezing Lake Michigan but not so hot that you felt dizzy. As we walked, we noticed a large crowd of people awkwardly milling around on the corner. “What happened?” we asked a man who looked particularly upset
Since I arrived back in Chicago from Hangzhou, China, I’ve been reading a lot Black Girl Dangerous, an awesome blog written by queer and non-queer people of color about race, women, life, etc. etc. Honestly, it’s made me think a lot about my position as a white queer person
I spent a lot of this year in churches. In my foreigners-only church, we sit in the small front chapel of a Chinese church and listen to the pastor, whose name is actually Shane Sauce (his wife’s name is Star Sauce… really though), preach. We sing worship songs with the choir. We stand on our feet and clap, and sometimes we cry. And there is always prayer.
n April 2011, I spent a week and a half backpacking in Yunnan Province, China, checking out the famous cities of Lijiang and Shangri-la. Yunnan was beautiful, and it’s not hard to see why so many tourists, both foreign and Chinese, travel to Yunnan for sightseeing