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my parents; my inspiration

My dad began working in public health in his twenties, studying and tracking in order to fight the HIV/AIDs outbreak in China.

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On Occupying Spaces

I have a childhood photo of myself that, throughout the years, remained my favorite.

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Harper's Bazaar Vietnam Feature

I am beyond humbled and so grateful to be the featured artist on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam for their 10th anniversary, alongside one of the most brilliant artists, muse, and friend that I know- Jessie J.

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My Mother

When I was really young, I didn’t realize that my mom looked different than her siblings.

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Proud

My grandmother died last year in September. It was a ten year battle with a disease that attacked her white blood cells and eventually she just became weaker and weaker.

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My Dad and I Couldn't Be More Different

A lot of people say I resemble my Dad. We couldn’t be more different.

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Caught Between Two Worlds

My name is Samuel Chi Baker. I go by my middle name Chi.

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Generational Love

My grandpa passed away back in March 2020, 15 months shy of my university graduation.

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We Do Not Talk About That

As a first generation Vietnamese-American, I was born with unlimited expectations.

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A Magical Journey

Honor on your family! Honor on you! Honor on your cow!

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Starving My Way to Self-Acceptance

Trigger Warning: Eating Disorders & Suicide When I first started seeking therapy for my eating disorder, my therapist asked how many times I binged and purged, I said, “I dunno, three or four times a week?

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A Glimpse of Faizabad, India

My parents immigrated to America from a small city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

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My Grandmother's Story

My grandmother is seventy-six and still full of vitality. To my childhood self, she was the most forceful personality in our family, directing my mom and aunts and uncles, laughing and debating in equal measure, and cooking feasts in her tiny apartment kitchen.

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Pink Boxes: Unfolding into an Unlikely Symbol of Resistance

I had my first direct encounter with the law at age 10.