Turning Our Garden’s Bounty Into Community

In this moving installment of her Catapult column Backyard Politics, Christine H. Lee discovers equilibrium in sharing her farm’s bounty and in the beauty of simple, impromptu barter arrangements.

Source: Catapult
Published: Mar 5, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,451 words)

Saving Chickens, Saving Myself

On seeing and “being seen” — the silent gift of bearing witness to one another and individual suffering as a way of offering comfort and hope.

Source: Catapult
Published: Feb 28, 2017
Length: 7 minutes (1,971 words)

What It’s Like to Lose Your Short-Term Memory

Longreads is proud to feature an exclusive excerpt from Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember: The Stroke That Changed My Life, the forthcoming memoir by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee. Lee’s story was first featured on Longreads in 2014, for her BuzzFeed essay, “I Had a Stroke at 33.”

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 8, 2017
Length: 17 minutes (4,276 words)

I Had a Stroke at 33

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee recounts what happened to her brain, and her life, after having a stroke at an early age.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Sep 25, 2014
Length: 17 minutes (4,488 words)