Arts & Culture

I am a Pawn
I know this
I am surrounded by pawns that act like pawns
I’m always being told I’m a pawn and to go the direction that pawns go
Pawns always have limited places to move

Sometimes being with you feels like being a pearl with a crescent moon. There is a hollow, warm and safe, ready for me to snuggle into. I feel the warmth of your attention and a satisfied feeling from the comfort and ease of our interactions.

Originally published on January 19, 2012. This year’s keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Week at UCSF was Kip Fulbeck, artist and UC Santa Barbara professor, who delivered a multimedia presentation that was by turns hilarious, touching, angry and wise.

Editor's note: This is the final article in Emily Vivian Huang's limited series on the celebrated haute couture designer, Christian Dior.

This submission earned an honorable mention in the Synapse Storytelling Contest creative writing category.

Editor's note: This is part 6 of the limited series on the celebrated haute couture designer, Christian Dior.  Christian Dior was only able to lead the House of Dior, his haute couture house, for ten years until his death in 1957.

This is part 5 of the limited series on the celebrated haute couture designer, Christian Dior. Christian Dior may have created a world under his name, but just as important are the ones who continue to carry it forward after his death.
This submission earned Amber Por third place in the Synapse Storytelling Contest creative writing category. I’m still figuring out the best version of myself;

Editor's Note: This is part 4 of the limited series on the celebrated haute couture designer, Christian Dior.

This is part 3 of the limited series on the celebrated haute couture designer, Christian Dior.