Janie Chang: For example, there are experiences about being a Chinese daughter and an immigrant that have been negative, humiliating, and infuriating, but I don't know whether I'll ever be ready to share them.
Nelly: You have sub-divisions. You know?
Chang: Now you can find them on my website.
Nelly: And without them, I couldn’t be me.
Chang: I'm so glad you picked up on that.
Nelly: Nobody that I know wants to keep being reminded that they're in poverty and that they're poor.
Chang: Longer answer—you can't write to please everyone.
Nelly: You can switch it up here and there.
Chang: I know what the odds are. Memory is ephemeral.
Nelly: Right; I appreciate that.
Chang: But yes, I do daydream sometimes about actually going into production and, for some reason, a Bollywood treatment keeps popping up.
Nelly: Because that’s the way of the world.
Chang: That’s all for now, please.
Nelly: I mean, I don't like photo shoots.
Chang: It was very early in the morning and no one else was up. I was staring up at the clouds.