I, too, have constructed my own narrative over the years. Though my parents are both Jewish, as a child I was more comfortable with Christianity.7 comments
Joanna Chen has written for Newsweek, The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Review of Books and The Millions, among others. Her poetry and translations have been published most recently in Poet Lore, Word Riot and The Bakery. She blogs at www.joannachen.com and tweets at @joannachen1.