• Chloe Chen

    reaching for the radical

    my unfinished exploration of the left

    February 5, 2021
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    CONTENT WARNING: sexual assault There’s a Twitter thread that pops up on my feed every once in a while that poses the essential question: “What radicalized you?”  Many responses recount the specific news story that shocked them to their core, a favorite eye-opening book they’d read, or a family member’s wise words. Personally, I can’t […]

    the art of halloween

    finding creativity in costuming

    October 29, 2020
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    In my childhood home, things never seemed to be where they belonged. Boxes of clay were stored on my bookshelf. Washed yogurt lids were left to dry on the back porch, waiting to be repurposed into paint palettes. Our car didn’t fit into the garage, which instead housed woodwork machinery and half-finished furniture. This was […]

    tom and olive

    quarantine, cats, and contemplation

    October 1, 2020
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    Just so we’re clear, you should know that I’m a full-fledged, unapologetic, crazy cat lady. My cat-themed notebook, pins, stickers, and posters can all attest to this—and, of course, my unabashedly outspoken love for my two cats, Tom and Olive. When people visit my house, we introduce Tom and Olive as family. They are a […]