By Jean Kim

Jean Kim is a psychiatrist and writer working in the Washington, DC area. She received her M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins, is a blogger for Psychology Today, and has written for The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Rumpus, and other publications.

  1. I met my oldest aunt in Korea only a handful of times. Yet I burst into tears when I saw her the last time, because she had changed so much. Her hair had gone stark white, her teeth had fallen out, her figure now a frail wisp of what she had been ten years ago when I last saw her. We had been staying at my other aunt’s apartment in Seoul and were planning a brief…