As a struggling grad student, I happened upon a lucrative side hustle with an elite team of card-counters—and found the community I'd been looking for.
My family wanted me to change so badly, I suspended my disbelief and tried to imagine I could.
Convinced a demon was making me gay, my mother turned to exorcism. Years later, her pop idol finally helped her understand.
The “magic number” helped foreigners like me get by without learning the language. But I didn’t feel at home in China until I finally hung up the phone.
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