Relevant Experience

Summer 2017 – Korean Adoptee and Adoptive Family Network (KAAN) Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) – Photographer, “The Global Diaspora” Presenter

Fall 2016 – Home Anthology – “The Yearning” Contributing Author

Fall 2016 – Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs *University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne – “Individual Empowerment Through Chinese Internet: Pursuing Family Reunification” paper accepted and presented

Fall 2016 – YWCA Racial Justice Summit – “Transracial: Reclaiming the Adoptees’ Narrative” Presenter

Spring 2016 – University of Saint Thomas – “Dismantling the Colonial Rhetoric of the Traditional Adoption Narrative” Presenter

Spring 2016 – Midwest Asian American Student Union Conference *University of Minnesota Twin Cities – “Dismantling the Colonial Rhetoric of the Traditional Adoption Narrative” Presenter

Spring 2016 – National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Conference – Attendee

Winter 2016 – One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong –  Interviewed and chapter in book named after Red Thread Broken blog

Winter 2015 – Families with Children from Asia – For Parents of Adoptees Panelist

Fall 2015 – Public Radio International – Refugee Crisis: What Can We Do? Poet and Presenter

Fall 2015 – Flip the Script: Adult Adoptee Anthology – ” From Adopted to Adoptee” Contributing author

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 – Families with Children From Asia – Monthly Teen Adoptee Gathering Discussion Facilitator

Spring 2015 – Korean Adoptee and Adoptive Family Network (KAAN) Conference – Photographer, Lost Daughters (Writing as a Form of Resilience) Panelist

Spring 2015 – CIEE Nanjing – Moved back to my hometown for four months

Winter 2015 – University of California Davis – Interviewed by students writing a research paper on Red Thread Broken in an Asian American Studies class

Winter 2014 – The Lost Daughters – Invited to be a contributing blogger

Fall 2014 – Families with Children from Asia – “Homeland Tour Experiences” Panelist

Fall 2014 – International Roundtable *Macalester College – “Adoption as Migration” Panelist

Summer 2014 – Korean Adoptee and Adoptive Family Network (KAAN) Conference (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – Bookstore Volunteer, Photographer, Gazillion Voices Magazine Panelist

Spring 2014 – Creating Home Kickstarter Campaign – Interviewee

Winter 2013 – Winter 2014 – Gazillion Voices Magazine – Writer and editor of the college section of the online magazine

Fall 2013 – Lee & Low Books made a list of children’s books about transracial adoption and cited Red Thread Broken in a list of resources.

Fall 2013 – Transracial Eyes – Invited to be a contributor

Fall 2013 – Adoption Policy and Reform Collaborative Conference *Macalester College – Volunteer

Summer 2013 – Red Thread Broken – Author

Spring 2013 – Transracial and Transnational Adoptee Identity Collective – Co-founder, Co-facilitator

 

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