Failing to Thrive: A Story about Race and Gender Bias in Medicine (Nonfiction Memoir), New York, NY
As a mother of a medically-fragile child, Chiu’s Failing to Thrive: A Story about Race and Gender Bias in Medicine speaks to how inequities play out when it comes to mothering and medicine.
“Asian American infants are 40% more likely to die from maternal complications. People need to know the implications of race and gender bias in medicine.”
Christina Chiu is an author of the novel Beauty, Grand Prize Winner of the James Alan McPherson Award, and winner of the Asian American Literary Award for Troublemaker and Other Saints, also a nominee for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award. Her stories and essays appear in Tin House, Electric Literature, NextTribe, The New Guard, Washington Square, The MacGuffin, Charlie Chan is Dead 2, Not the Only One, Washington Square. Chiu won literary prizes from Playboy Fiction Contest, New Stone Circle, El Dorado Writers’ Guild, and World Wide Writers. Christina curates and co-hosts the Pen Parentis Literary Salon. Chiu is a founding member of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She received her MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.
Visit Christina’s website, at www.christinachiu.com
Find her on Instagram: @chrischiu13