In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
I'm a biracial (Asian/Caucasian) Vietnamese American who grew up in the hillbilly South, aka "Appalasian."
Your Artistic Background/Mission
In all my writing—poetry, prose, spoken word, and theatre—I want to tell stories that haven't been told. Stories of people like me, with fraught and complicated identities. Part Asian, part hillbilly. Targets of racism. Survivors of war. Speaking up and speaking out. Saying we matter. Our stories and lives matter.