I believe in “Art as Activism” and “Art as Connection.”
More specifically, I combine poetry and writing with visual art to magnify and empower marginalized and complex narratives. I want to make known the unknown, in particular the experiences and perspectives of individuals and groups who are silenced, neglected, or diminished. Through my writing and art, my goal is to connect us to one another by prompting us to examine our shared humanity.
My poetry and essays have been published in several anthologies, including Flip the Script: Adult Adoptee Anthology, Lost Daughters: Writing From a Place of Empowerment and Peace, Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age, and Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues.
I am also a contributor at the collective writing project, Lost Daughters, at which I have published more than 50 essays discussing the intersection of race, identity, and international adoption.