In Tongues

How we make sense of the fleetingness of affection, through words and time.

Bakliterati 🌈
Human Parts
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9 min readJan 29, 2024

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There are five tones in the Thai language. The middle tone is neutral, bereft of any force. The low tone is stern and brash, almost a mindful nudge. The rest are convolutions of air, a sigh, a whimper, confounding to the untrained ear. They say the complexity of a language is a reflection of its peoples’ aversion to…

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Bakliterati 🌈
Human Parts

I write stories about how growing up gay colors our experience of the world. I run Bakliterati, a blog where we share LGBTQIA stories that help heal & empower.