If you weren't already aware, my mom is a total badass.
The year is 1989. She's a medical resident studying at Peking University in Beijing, China. There is widespread unrest against the government. Pro-democracy protests are gaining support.
So like the badass she is, my mom decides to participate. Hear her tell her incredible, saddening, and fascinating story in the oral history project below. It was made to commemorate the upcoming thirty year anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests. You can scan the QR code with any scanner app or Snapchat!
Author: Claire Cao
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