I’m Xinyi and I’m a senior at Barnard College majoring in East Asian studies. I recently came back to the U.S. after spending nine formative months abroad in Kyoto, Japan. I’m a very opinionated person but I’m not very eloquent in speaking so I like to express myself in writing. Neither English nor writing is (or perhaps ever will be) my forte, and therefore ever since I came to terms with this stark reality, I decided to just write the way I speak–or more precisely, the way I would like to speak.

Twitter: @ZinnyLin