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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mother Who Are You?

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

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." [...]

Tribute to My Father-in-Law

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

Last week, my father-in-law, C. (Charles) Cabot Easton passed away at the age of 90. He struggled through a lengthy illness and was cared for in his last few weeks by family and hospice staff near Andover, Massachusetts, where he lived for 50 years. He is survived by his wife [...]

How the Little t’s Add Up…

2018-10-09T07:52:59+00:00By |Family, Inspiration, The Process|

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

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

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 [...]

Digital Storytelling

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

Happy Holidays! I wanted to send you a short note during this busy time of year to say thank you for subscribing to my blog and being engaged readers! I am sharing an article that I got published earlier this month about digital storytelling at our library. Local residents used [...]

Adoption Awareness

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Family, Inspiration, My Novel In Progress|

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. It is also National Novel Writing Month. As I revise my book, I am exploring the role of adoption in my own family. Identity is an important theme in my life and my book. It turns out the search for self has been a [...]

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