I made acquaintance with Anxiety at an early age. He introduced himself one stormy night from the my worrisome reflection at the window, from which I looking onto the road, waiting for my father to drive home from work. Anxiety told me stories of the slippery roads that my father…


Finding ways to certainty in a time of shambles

My first call with Jen was in July of 2020 while I was on a road trip in Utah with one of my best friends from college. I was matched with her a few weeks after my orientation with Social Call, an organization I found on Google on a Sunday…


On a Thursday afternoon, while sitting awkwardly between my volunteer buddies and the chit-chatting of Medical Assistants around me, my caffeine-driven brain searched desperately for an entry point for conversation.

“Are those shoes new?” I glanced at Ryan’s white converse. And here goes another time-killer topic.

“Uh. Yeah?” He looked…


This is a short one for my piano teacher, my history teacher, my Latin teacher; my uncles, my aunts, my grandparents; my brother, my sister; my best friends and my “more than friends.” …


In the summer of 2017, the plan was to be on track for my lifelong goal to apply for medical school. But I decided to toss that blueprint into the back burner. It was time for some soul searching. And so I dropped my MCAT classes, packed the first $1400…


“I don’t know if I want to go to med school anymore.”

I held the phone inches away from my face the way I did when I was young, expecting my parents to scream through the phone to lecture me. That was always something I could appreciate about growing up…

Charisse Yeh

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