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Welcome to bettymingliu.com! I’m the recovering daughter of Chinese, control freak immigrant parents. What I learned about personal storytelling saved my life. By sharing what I know, I’m hoping to spare you from the misery that wrecked me (until I figured things out).

Our power comes from sharing our stories in written and spoken words. Over the years, I’ve trained hundreds of students of every color, creed and age bracket. Your life is unique and you need to be heard!

Personal storytelling can help you find your confidence, creativity and tranquility. That kind of badass inner strength is the key to being dynamic in our relationships and work.

You can get started on the process by downloading my free, nine-page workbook about “3 mistakes that wrecked my life.” Just subscribe to bettymingliu.com and I’ll email it to you.

You are also welcome to wander through my blog posts, which focus on the many ways I’ve fought to tell my own story and help others to find themselves, too.

As a Chinese American woman, I wrestle with issues related to a checkered academic past, a 17-year interracial marriage that ended in divorce, momhood and, nearly a quarter life in therapy.

Tiger moms really bug me, too, which led to my popular 2011 blog rant: Parents Like Amy Chua are the reason Asian Americans like me are in therapy.

But writing saved my life. You can read about how in my three-part life journey blog posts.

For bio stuff, my LinkedIn profile details both the teaching career (NYU, The New School, Sarah Lawerence, Westchester Community College, Baruch College, St. John’s University) and journalism career (New York Daily News, PBS, Newsday, Crain’s New York Business, Newark Star-Ledger, The Village Voice, Huffington Post). I also served on the board of Museum of Chinese in America and the New York State Acupuncture Board.

Thanks for visiting bettymingliu.com.  :)

And, for a brief version of my bio:

Betty Ming Liu is a blogger, journalist and professor. She teaches creative and non-fiction writing, journalism and communications. She lives in the New York City suburbs with her two cats. Subscribe to her blog, at http://bettymingliu.com.

Or, for an even shorter bio:  

Betty Ming Liu is an NYU adjunct professor and blogger.