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Diversity&Inclusion educator. Author, Pin Ups (9/20). Columnist, The Writer mag.; @gooddirt. Psst: Say “yeeshun.” You can do it!

Can a hand-drawn map tell us what matters to you?

photo; Yi Shun Lai


We contain multitudes; should our avatars reflect that?

watercolor of a little blue rounded monster shaped a little like an airplane window. He has triangular teeth in a smiling mouth that extends beyond his body, set close to to the top of the “window,” and a heart, and is wearing red sneakers and waving with stick-figure arms. Hand-lettering in typeface script reads “hi. this is bunt.”
illustrations Yi Shun Lai

illustration: Yi Shun Lai

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Watercolor-and-ink illustration of a scale of goodness in orange-and-orange-adjacent beverages. Title is spelled out with illustrations of oranges and script: “[orange illustration] and [orange illustration]-adjacent.” A red-and-white striped straw serves as a divider, then, “a definitive beverage ranking.”

How to make good habits attractive, and bad habits unattractive

No one story can say it all.

(L to R: Sandra Oh, Nana Menash, and Holland Taylor; photo: Netflix)

Small changes for big success — whatever “success” means for you. Part 1 of a four-part series.

When “kill your darlings” applies to part of your history

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Yi Shun Lai

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