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Adora Svitak
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Studying @ UC Berkeley | Writing at http://matrix.berkeley.edu & http://adorasv.blogspot.com | Editor-in-Chief, BPR
Studying @ UC Berkeley | Writing at http://matrix.berkeley.edu & http://adorasv.blogspot.com | Editor-in-Chief, BPR

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Half a Motherland Part 2: Pride
"In order for a culture to be really itself and to produce something, the culture and its members must be convinced of their originality and even, to some extent, of their superiority over the others" - Claude Levi-Strauss "I'm proud to be X.”  Insert what ...

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Half a Motherland, Part 1: Labels
Should I get this "Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders for Hillary" shirt? I mused last November, my finger hovering over the laptop trackpad as my eyes darted back and forth between t-shirts on the Hillary Clinton Store webpage. Am I Asian-American enoug...

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Half a Motherland, Part 1: Labels
Should I get this "Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders for Hillary" shirt? I mused last November, my finger hovering over the laptop trackpad as my eyes darted back and forth between t-shirts on the Hillary Clinton Store webpage. Am I Asian-American enoug...

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Post-Election Feelings
Note of warning: this isn't particularly organized, partially because it's literally 4 in the morning Sometimes on weekend mornings I wake up and find myself lazily fascinated by the image of my partner's sleeping form--the innocence of resting lips curved ...

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Post-Election Feelings
Sometimes on weekend mornings I wake up and find myself lazily fascinated by the image of my boyfriend's sleeping form--the innocence of resting lips curved into a dreaming smile, mussed hair and arms drawn close. The night of the election, after CNN had al...

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Data-Driven Everything
1940 US Census. Source: Census.gov My boyfriend wears a Fitbit so regularly that once, scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I mistook a friend for him—all I had seen, with half the picture cut off, was an arm and the grey, Flex-model Fitbit on the wrist....

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Locker Room Talk
Facebook group chat: girl : f**k i need to vent about men so tonight was the last IM speed soccer game of the semester
and f*****g no one shows up except for me, M, and J and it's like 2 mins to the game starting or we forfeit so M is calling ppl up being l...

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Neither Here Nor There
Picture from a visit to Xi'an, China. 2008. "我不想我的肤色写我的--我的--uhhh--怎么说 ' destiny '?" I said, frustrated, during one particularly angsty phone call with my mom. I was trying, clumsily, to say "I don't want my skin color to write my destiny." But there was on...

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Spectating
Edgar Degas All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players - Shakespeare, As You Like It   The other day, I vented to a friend about how nervous I was for an audition for an on-campus improv group. I wasn't optimistic about my chances. He...

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I'm With Her
When I watched Hillary Clinton's speech at the DNC, I teared up. I'll admit, not as much as I did for Michelle Obama. But when Clinton said, "Tonight, we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major p...
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