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

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

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

How the Little t’s Add Up…

I was recently a guest lecturer in a graduate-level Trauma Theory & Treatment class at Loyola Marymount University. The class is part of the Marital & Family Therapy Program with Specialized Training in Clinical Art Therapy. I spoke about my family’s history and the sociopolitical context that compelled my family [...]

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

I am excited to share my article which was just published in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the library. Covering the story, I had a chance to relax with some sumi-e painting myself, and to reflect on the contributions of our local Asian [...]

2018-10-09T07:52:59+00:00By |Family, Inspiration|2 Comments

A Special Speech

Inspiration comes from many places, and recently my muses were a bright group of middle and high school students at the Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne, California. “What does it take to be a good writer?” Diane asked. “How many years does it take to go to law school?” Mike [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Inspiration, The Process|6 Comments