ByAri Laurel

Ari Laurel grew up in Oakland, CA and has lived near the ocean for most of her life. She is a blog editor for Hyphen magazine, and is currently living in the landlocked and writerly city of Missoula while pursuing an MFA in fiction writing at the University of Montana.

  1. My desire to donate my eggs came from my desire not to use them for myself. I didn't want kids. Asians don’t donate as often as other women, but there are Asian couples out there who want children and can’t have them. I was a healthy, young, college-educated woman in my early 20s. Why not get compensated for helping someone else start a family? But the application process was a process. The application itself had eugenic qualities, I noticed…