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The Anxiety and Burden of Accepting Face Masks Sent From Home

I was overcome with guilt after my family sent me a box of 200 surgical masks from Hong Kong

Illustration: Gisella Tan

The box sat on my dining table for days with the neat rows of 200 disposable surgical masks tucked away, unused. They had survived the 6,890-mile trip from Hong Kong to my apartment in San Francisco, where I…

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Gisella Tan

Gisella Tan

I write about Gen Z, marketing, Hong Kong, and my immigrant identity. Email: gisellatanx@gmail.com