Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of a New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), and a novel, The Border of Paradise (2016).
Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, Esmé lives in San Francisco, and can be found at esmewang.com, where she provides resources for ambitious people living with limitations.
In this episode, Esmé shares stories of her own milestones and celebrations, and we dig into a conversation about jealousy, defining success for yourself, and why it is important to separate the celebration of the process from that of the outcome or accolades.
This week's guest on In Her Room is writer, storyteller, and visual artist Esmé Weijun Wang. We sat down to talk about creative legacy, living with chronic illness, and the ways we show up and be compassionate with ourselves and others in this 46-minute episode.
How is your heart today?Here are some things mentioned in this episode:Esmé's websiteEsmé on InstagramEsmé on TwitterEsmé on FacebookEsmé on Pinterest"Perdition Days," the essay Esmé readSarah Manguso :: author of The Two Kinds of Decay* and Ongoingness*The Radical Sincerity ManifestoBinderCon :: where Esmé spoke in 2014Where's the Electricity?* :: Esmé's creative offering On MasteryEsmé's 10-Second Statement (and the post from Mara Glatzel that inspired it!)Spoon theory :: in reference to living with chronic illness.
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