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Letting You Go, Again

This is a short essay on the event of my son moving out of state. Let me know if this resonates with you. It is strange to be writing this meditation on your leaving home in your old bedroom, on your bed that I replaced with a different comforter when [...]

2019-07-16T23:28:40+00:00By |Family|16 Comments

Empowered By a Name

I am nervous and excited to share my first ever digital story about “power.” Last week, my movie, along with the stories of six other women in my community, premiered at the Peninsula Center Library as part of Women’s History Month. In our own voices, using photographs and other materials, [...]

2019-07-12T18:59:13+00:00By |Inspiration|0 Comments

Preserving Our Stories

I am pleased to share some exciting upcoming events. Your Story is the Peninsula’s Story I wrote an article about two digital storytelling projects that I am participating in at the Palos Verdes Library. The first one is “Your Story is the Peninsula’s Story,” which is a photo and document [...]

2019-07-12T18:59:04+00:00By |Events|0 Comments

Sharing a story: Expressing Motherhood

As 2018 draws to a close, I'm happy to have a big event already on the calendar for 2019.

 I've been invited to share one of the pieces I've written in the April shows of Expressing Motherhood. It will be three incredible evenings of storytelling by a variety of writers and speakers on [...]

2019-07-12T18:58:58+00:00By |Events, Inspiration|0 Comments

Empty House

After I dropped my daughter off at college in New York last month, I should have come home to California where I belong. But instead I lingered in the city for a week to see some old college friends and have dinner with my daughter again. I flew north to [...]

2019-07-12T18:58:48+00:00By |Family|16 Comments

Letting Go, Part 2

I walk into my daughter’s room, the day after she leaves for her senior trip to Europe, and my eyes fill with tears. Clothes are strewn everywhere, tags have been cut off last-minute sock purchases, and empty boxes of toothpaste and sunscreen litter the floor. These are the physical remains [...]

2019-07-12T18:58:42+00:00By |Family|10 Comments

I Am Womankind

I am eager to tell you about an organization I spoke at last week called Womankind in New York City. Formerly the New York Asian Women’s Center, Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to help them overcome trauma and heal. 18 Asian languages and dialects are spoken at the [...]

2019-07-12T18:58:36+00:00By |Inspiration|0 Comments

Mother Who Are You?

Happy New Year! I am reflecting on my writing goals for this year, and I want to share my new resolution with you:  exploring different kinds of writing! For this year’s Palos Verdes Library District Anthology 2017, Voices From the Peninsula, I wrote a poem called "Mother Who Are You." [...]

2019-07-12T18:58:28+00:00By |Family, Inspiration|6 Comments

What Thanksgiving and Writing Have in Common

I read several essays about Thanksgiving this year and one really resonated with me. NY Times book critic Parul Sehgal wrote that while she was making her mother-in-law’s stuffing recipe, she had an epiphany. “I’m not enjoying myself until I am, because I suddenly recognize this work – it’s the [...]

2019-07-12T18:58:19+00:00By |Family|2 Comments