El Estoque

Coming out of my shell: Awkward Advice

Coming out of my shell: Awkward Advice

Emily Xia

February 6, 2019

“Your time starts now.” I stood in front of a room full of eighth graders, and I was supposed to come up with an impromptu presentation about calligraphy in preparation for the AP Chinese exam I’d be taking the following year. The room was dead silent. I willed myself to speak, but words...