The round table was very meaningful. Before I met Sarah Schulman, I thought that writer would be more serious people. Also, I find it interesting that New York City was a bit different from what I imagined in the past. Especially in terms of rent. Meanwhile, she talked about her mother. Her mother is also a person worthy of admiration. When her mother graduated from city college, she became a social worker and worked for more than sixty years. Perhaps, her mother’s support as the reason she’s able to do it all.

What does my name mean?

My name is Huimin.

I was born and raised in China.

At the time of my birth,

The doctor told my parents that my body might be weaker than normal because I was a premature baby.

For this reason, my parents wish me grow up healthily.


In fact,

My name comes from my grandfather’s idea.

In Chinese,

Hui it means intelligent and can understand all the facts;

Min it means quick thinking and quick reaction.

In general, they want me to be a lovable child.


I once believed that my name is the most special.

Until I went to primary school,

I met a friend with the same first name in my class.

When the teacher checks attendance or asked to answer questions,

I always feel a little embarrassed.


However, I am still grateful for my name.

Because this name is full of my family’s expectations for me.

Meanwhile, it also protects me like a talisman.

I love my name.


More importantly,

Even if we would have the same name with others,

But this does not mean that we will have the same life.

We will meet different people and experience different things.

The fate of everyone is not the same.

As Richard Millhouse Nixon said:

“Our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity. So let us seize it, not in fear, but in gladness. ”