Boulder, Colorado, where a mass shooting occurred last week. (Photo courtesy of the author)

As the world grieves the horrifying loss of life to mass shootings near and far, including the murders of six Asian women who made a living in service to other people’s aching muscles, other people’s stress relief — I’m realizing with more clarity why I could never get comfortable with one of my husband’s favorite places — Relaxing Station.

Relaxing Station is the Chinese-run massage parlor in Boulder, Colorado. It’s housed in a non-descript single-level retail space in the middle of town, sandwiched between a diner and a nail salon. The large open room is set up in several zones…

Jenn Yee

Jenn is a Chinese American writer and learning professional based in Boulder, Colorado.

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