Suzen Rita Chang

Suzen Rita Chang is a writer, editor, and psychologist living in the Bay Area. Her work recently appeared in Calyx, and she has been selected as a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Short-Story Award for New Writers and Hunger Mountain’s Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize.

Dignity

By Suzen Rita Chang

I didn't come here on a boat. I didn't get smuggled here like some exotic bird with my limbs folded and shriveled in the hold of a cargo ship.