After a birth country visit to China that was too much, too soon for my seven-year-old daughter, she and a friend returned on their own terms as teens. The trip helped them imagine what their lives might have been and explore their Chinese-American identities.
Maya Xia Ludtke
Maya Xia Ludtke is a first-year student at Wellesley College after taking a "gap"year to serve with City Year Boston, an AmeriCorps program. She is one of the subjects of the interactive storytelling project Touching Home in China: in search of missing girlhoods.