Caroline Kim was born in Busan, South Korea, but moved to America at a young age. Her collection of short stories, The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories won the 2020 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was recently long listed for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collections. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Michigan Quarterly Review, Literary Hub, Electric Lit, TriQuarterly, The Rumpus, The Santa Monica Review, The Bare Life, and elsewhere. Find her at carolinekim.net and @carolinewriting.
Content by Caroline Kim
The Omari and the Pango
BY Caroline Kim
For centuries, a select group of “Sea Women” were plucked from their families to become deep sea divers of octopus, conch, and abalone. It was considered a high honor to become a Sea Woman, and they were also especially hardy, continuing to dive well into their eighties.