I Lie Awake

Pauline Juliet Ku, University of Texas at El Paso


Maggie Kim is a Korean American girl coming of age in Chicago and San Jose before moving to Pasadena, CA to study Biology at Caltech. Her struggles with her own sexuality, immediate family, growing up in an abusive church, traumatic memories and hallucinations and delusions make for a riveting read that validates her personal experience through trauma, stigma, and mental illness in the first-person point of view.

Subject Area

Creative writing|Fine arts|LGBTQ studies

Recommended Citation

Ku, Pauline Juliet, "I Lie Awake" (2023). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI30492571.