about me

Betty collageSo….about me. How much time do you have? Haha!

Below are four different versions of my bio, depending on how much you want to read.   :)

 

2-line Bio (27 words):

Betty Ming Liu is a journalist, artist and college professor who blogs about life as the recovering daughter of Chinese immigrant parents. Subscribe to her blog, http://BettyMingLiu.com.

 

Short Bio (59 words): 

Betty Ming Liu is a journalist, artist and award-winning college professor. She is also a blogger who overshares about her life as a divorced, single, working mom and recovering daughter of Chinese immigrant parents. Betty likes to illustrate her stories with her doodles and has trademarked the name JournalArtist™ to describe her process. Subscribe to Betty’s blog at http://BettyMingLiu.com.

 

Medium Bio (76 words):

Betty Ming Liu is a journalist, artist and award-winning college professor. She is also a blogger who overshares about being a divorced, single, working mom and recovering daughter of Chinese immigrant parents. Betty illustrates her stories and has trademarked the name JournalArtist™ to describe her process. The Chinatown, N.Y. native is a former nationally syndicated columnist for The New York Daily News who lives with her daughter in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. Subscribe to her blog at http://BettyMingLiu.com.

 

Long Bio (286 words):

Betty Ming Liu is a journalist, artist and award-winning college professor who teaches writing and journalism. On her blog, she overshares about life as a divorced, single working mom, and posts vegan recipes along with writing and journalism tips. Betty likes to illustrate her stories with doodles, photos and multimedia and has trademarked the name JournalArtist™ to describe her process.

Her blog has developed an international following for her reflections about being the recovering daughter of control freak Chinese immigrant parents. She has been widely quoted by the media, including The New York Times, the Associated Press and People magazine.

Many Asian Americans know Betty from her 2011 blog rant over the horrors of tiger parenting: “Parents Like Amy Chua are the reason Asian Americans like me are in therapy.”

Betty is a former nationally syndicated columnist for The New York Daily News, where she covered diversity and the immigrant experience. She has also worked at Newsday as a digital journalist. Raised in New York City’s Chinatown, Betty served many years on the board of the Museum of Chinese in America and the state acupuncture board.

Over the years, she has worked with students of all ages — from Asian cooking classes for elementary school kids to personal essay writing courses for adults. She is currently teaching journalism at NYU and Westchester Community College, and creative nonfiction at The New School. Past teaching gigs have taken her to classrooms at Sarah Lawrence College, St. John’s University, Baruch College and Mediabistro.

Betty, who has a daughter in college and three cats, lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, painting, quilting, yoga, yard sales, Brazilian music and recycling. Subscribe to her blog at http://BettyMingLiu.com.

 

 

 

 

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