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Letter to my inner child: trusting myself

October 16, 2016

Hello, Little Betty. We meet at last. Even though you’re my inner child and have been with me forever, this is our first real conversation. Honestly, I had NO IDEA […]

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Asian mom finds her lost tribe at Afropunk festival

August 28, 2016

Getting beyond my comfort zone usually leads to great discoveries. Which is why I went to Brooklyn yesterday for a shot of edgy, stylish, Afro-centric inspiration. The 12th annual Afropunk music […]

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Inspiration for the week (or longer)

August 13, 2016

This week, I rediscovered the pleasure in talking less and saying more. So instead of blathering on for hundreds of words, here are barely 300 words — plus a few […]

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Sixty is the new serenity

August 6, 2016

I survived turning 60! And I’m here to report that tipping past the half-century decade offers new options for fabulousness. To enjoy it, I just need to get out of […]

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Fighting for Hillary with Moms Demand Action

July 30, 2016

The moms handed me a red T-shirt emblazoned with “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” They also gave me a tote bag filled with campaign buttons, including my […]

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Open letter to Chinese American moms #blacklivesmatter

July 10, 2016

If you’re reading this and you’re not Chinese, American or Mom, please stay — and welcome! You are essential to the conversation too. It’s just that I feel a need […]

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Publishing: Great advice & ideas from Asian American Writers Workshop

June 26, 2016

Picture a century-old, Renaissance-revival style meeting hall in downtown Brooklyn, with stately Corinthian columns and vaulted, 40-foot ceilings. Fill it with a youngish, multiracial, multi-gendered crowd. They are novelists, poets and […]

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