The Journey

/The Journey/

Coming Home

2019-11-27T15:49:43+00:00By |Events, Inspiration|

In fourth grade, I got to choose a book from the school library for free reading time. I pulled up my sleeves in anticipation, fingering each book on the shelf that had an interesting title, a popular author, or a colorful cover. My teacher, a stern-looking woman with short, sandy [...]

I’m excited to share some news!

2019-09-25T22:45:03+00:00By |Events|

Authors Panel I am honored to be part of an Authors Panel featuring local authors. I will be talking about where I am in the writing process and my publishing goals. Here is the blurb from the organizers. I hope you can make it! Please join us for our fall [...]

Letting You Go, Again

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

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 [...]

Facing Your Fears: A Tribute to My Mom

2019-07-12T18:57:58+00:00By |Uncategorized|

The hallway is dark, the walls filled with scribbles by former performers, and I’m waiting to go on stage. I ask myself, why did I volunteer to put myself out there in front of a packed theater when I could be home doing something safe, like walking my dog? Speaking [...]

Empowered By a Name

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

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, [...]

Preserving Our Stories

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

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 [...]

Sharing a story: Expressing Motherhood

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

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 [...]

Empty House

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

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 [...]

Letting Go, Part 2

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

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 [...]

I Am Womankind

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

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 [...]