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Crystal Chen

Revisiting memories: The rain concerto

Rain is a familiar experience in every new environment. When I first moved to Stanford freshman year, I navigated homesickness with little understanding of the new country. Yet when winter quarter hit and the chorus of raindrops accompanied my quiet studies, I was reminded again that home was wherever I made it.

Thigh gap, culture gap, beauty gap

CW: This story contains reflections on eating disorders that may be triggering to some readers. At the beginning of fall quarter, I received another one of those emails to fill out a survey for an opportunity to participate in a paid study. I didn’t realize that I would be contacted by the Stanford Psychiatry Department…
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