Sophia Wu


Sophia is a recent economics graduate from St. Mary's College of Maryland. She splits her time between DC and Beijing, and has a fond appreciation for Flume, takeout food and Samurai-style hair buns.

What It’s Like To Have A Father Not Be Very Present In Your Life

By Sophia Wu
I’m probably not going to see my dad on Father’s Day. He lives on the other side of the world, and I rarely ever see him. It’s been that way for most of my life; my dad is constantly floating between airports and walking in and out of doors. He’d…

Why I'm Traveling Instead Of Working A Practical Real-World Job

By Sophia Wu
Around this time a little less than a year ago, I was starting my senior year of college and writing down a list of my goals. The first one was to obtain a job right after I graduated. I had spent most of my second semester on websites like…

Why Some Of The Best People You'll Ever Meet Are The Fleeting Ones

By Sophia Wu
Kebabs were on my mind during the last night of my vacation in Iceland. It was a Sunday night, one in the morning, the sky still bright and Reykjavik had no intention of settling down. People continued bustling the streets and I was one of them,…

How My Experience With Rape Changed My View Of All Men

By Sophia Wu
I have always loved men and their bodies. I feel so small and dainty when enveloped by a man's arms, encapsulating my torso. In my eyes, men were strong and sturdy, like wood. They were protective and resilient. They looked good when they were…

Reasons Why You Should Never Go Back To Someone Who's Hurt You

By Sophia Wu
There are certain people to whom you're attracted who are just plain toxic, regardless of whether you're dating or just hooking up. There's an insatiable irresistibility about these people, in the way that they are close enough to you just to be out…

Youth Is Wasted On The Young: Why We're So Insecure In Our 20s

By Sophia Wu
We’ve heard people tell us how our 20s are the prime of our lives. At this age, we look our best and we have our whole lives ahead of us. We have roughly 10 to 20 years before wrinkles start to form around our eyes, our backs become less slender and…

What Bipolar Disorder Actually Is, Since It's More Than Preconceived Moodiness

By Sophia Wu
I remember I was once at a party when an acquaintance casually revealed to me that he was bipolar. My internal reaction was not the kindest, and I am ashamed to admit that I immediately labeled him as a psycho, thinking he could “go crazy” at any…

How Choosing Celibacy Helped Me Find The Self-Love I Need

By Sophia Wu
In our Millennial world of late-night texts and almost-boyfriends, there are more gray areas in dating than there ever were before. We’re not ashamed of apps like Tinder or Grindr in the pursuit of hookups, and sex is not so much a deeply intimate…

How Living For The Weekends Made Me Feel Lonely And Unfulfilled

By Sophia Wu
We are fluctuating people who fall in love with escapism and nostalgia, fleeting memories threaded together in blurs and frays. We crave the times when we feel free, like sitting on laps, hanging outside taxi windows with the rush of the wind…