Reverse Pandora

For the Text and Image workshop I took with Simone Kearney at Brooklyn Poets, I wrote a poem titled "Reverse Pandora". The prompt was to bring an interesting object and write about it in different voices and detailing. I enjoyed writing it and you can see a video of me reciting here Content warning: psychosis,…

Learning to Love Myself More

I haven't written here in six months. Within that time span, I started to see someone new, intern at a beloved Asian American literary nonprofit, and took an online book art making workshop. Each endeavor making me happy in a variety of ways. In fact, I was at a baby shower, and my old friend…

#AsianLitBingo – A 2018 May Reading Challenge + TBR

May is Asian American Heritage month and in honor of this month's theme, the folks at LitCelebrAsian are currently running a May Reading Challenge! I was bemoaning how white my favorite novels list was and when I was looking around Litsy (an awesome instagram for books) and discovered this wonderful challenge. Similar to the Diversity Bingo…

mini book reviews & trying to move on

I recently had to close a brief, beloved chapter/dream. I was a bookseller. I loved it. Those five months were the happiest, most fulfilling I ever experienced. I am sad to see it end, but I'm sure I'll find another job to love. I miss the staff but I can always visit. Anyway, I accumulated…

i want more meaning from this life

This past Tuesday I went to New York City and did all the things I love– visit art galleries, take a class and learned something new, browsing bookstores and buying, eating Poke, sunny day, saw the STORY store, had a meeting with GABRIELA NY–  but I wasn't fully engaged. I realized that I wasn't as…