More accurately titled, ‘Art That Made Me Cry in 2017’.


  • The Husband Stitch by Carmen Maria Machado, 2014 and this accompanying article - we give and we give, when will it be enough?

  • The Resident Tourist series by Troy Chin, 2007-2017 - made me a) want to draw again and b) realize I can tell stories from my own experiences.

  • The Door In The Kitchen by Abby Howard, 2017 - a terrifyingly apt metaphor for how I deal with difficult issues.

  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, 2006 - my words cannot do this tragicomic justice. incredibly moving.


  • She Represents (Carnival Scene) by Jeanne Mammen, 1927 - she captures the essences of her subjects so well.

  • That one Mark Rothko piece in SF MoMA, the one with a red and black gradient - no words necessary. just a meaningful moment.

  • Still Life by Tchang Ju Chi, 1930s at National Gallery of Singapore - gave me appreciation for Southeast Asian objects as subjects



  • On Saturday by Ben Zaidi, 2016 - a deeply personal piece about a loved one now gone.

  • Sleepover by Hayley Kiyoko, 2017 - I wish I had this song in my teenage years.


with my favorite thing that I made this year, a metaphor for many things.