Inside the parentheses, in between worlds

Christine (Eunji) Kim.

I lived most of my life inside a pair of parenthesis.

It’s where my legal name is usually delegated to. But it’s not only the visible parts that matter. My race, my ethnicity, my national identity, my sexuality, my career, my passion — they all belong inside parenthesis. I’m never just one thing. And I’m never completely multiple things.

My identity hangs in a delicate balance. Between worlds, inside parenthesis.

 

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