Without a Korean Umma to Cook for Me.

Bree Yoo Sun Jeong, 정유선
4 min readFeb 23, 2023

A lifetime that never was now lives in me.

Christie at Home

I never had a Korean Umma make comfort food for me.

She never came to my side to make me Tteokbokki.

It didn’t come to me. Not with extra rice cakes. Not with melted cheese.

When I was 20 something I had it and later in my early 30s I became slightly…

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Bree Yoo Sun Jeong, 정유선

I was formerly the young mother who leaned into destiny. These days I'm young-ish. I write about race, motherhood, transracial adoption, and hood feminism.