In this open letter, I try to reflect on how my realities are different from the ones my parents knew. In so doing, I critique the American Dream--American society as it currently exists--and offer solutions for positive societal change. This work is both revelation and a call for change.
When writing, it’s funny how some of the most obvious things to say feel like the least obvious and literary worthy. Surely, this is true for me. At 24, I have lived over 17 years with Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT), a slowly regressive yet nonfatal neuromuscular condition that affects my outer limbs. Because of it, … Continue reading A Mixed Bag: My Life with CMT