Dear Readers,

I deeply appreciate the response to this piece as well as the opportunity to have been a part of this anthology. For a number of reasons, I will most likely not be publishing on Medium and encourage anyone who is interested in following my story to visit my site at where you can find my latest pieces as well as keep up with me via my social media links. A number of pieces are in the pipeline as well as a book. Thank you so much for such encouragement with my very first published piece. It changed everything for me.

In Gratitude,



Mee-ok is an award-winning essayist and poet featured in the Netflix docuseries [Un]Well, LAT, Boston Globe, American Journal of Poetry. More at

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