Sharline Chiang, 蔣維霖, is a Berkeley-based writer, editor, and book coach originally from New Jersey. Her essays have appeared in BuzzFeed, OZY, Mutha, Hyphen, and CAAM. She was book editor/coach for New York Times bestseller Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority by Steve Phillips (New Press 2016). She is a proud, long-time member of VONA, a nationwide community of writers of color. Follow her via @SharlineChiang. This essay is for her daughter, Kaeli, 蔣玉琳.