How I Faced My Fear of the Open Ocean

A solo trip to Bermuda showed me that I didn’t need to completely conquer the sea in order to discover new depths.

Rachel Chang
Sep 4, 2019 · 7 min read

Illustrations by Ryan Johnson

It’s ironic that I was born a Pisces: I’ve never been comfortable in open water, I get seasick, and I’m petrified of fish. When I was in first grade, I’d…