Author Archives: Yichen (Lily) Shi

About Yichen (Lily) Shi

Yichen (Lily) Shi earned her master's in mathematics from Cambridge University and PhD in black-hole physics from Harvard University. She has lived in eight countries and traveled to 70+, and she speaks seven languages fluently. It is her goal to bridge people around the world by telling stories from different cultures. She currently lives in Uppsala, Sweden, and is working on two novels, both literary fiction with thriller elements. Her first novel portrays the effects of the one-child policy across rural and urban China, exploring themes of vengeance and atonement. Her second novel, mostly set in Pakistan, examines how women are expected to live in different parts of today's world. Visit her at https://scholar.harvard.edu/yshi

So You’re Not Racist, What Next?

In this day and age, as a female “person of color” living in a first-world country, I have many opportunities to indulge in the love of Western progressives. Nonetheless, I invite you to look at the big picture, to stop…