I am a woman, wife, daughter, sister, friend, advocate, dog mother, birth doula, intersectional feminist, organiser, community builder, writer, plant eater, Muay Thai fighter, domestic violence survivor and Harry Potter devotee. Mischief managed.
Apart from identifying as confused, I identify as Vietnamese with Jewish heritage. When asked where I am from, I respond that I grew up in London, grew into myself in Thailand and Vietnam, and that America is now my home. I am a second/third generation, mixed raced child of refugees trying to make sense of it all.
I am deeply moved by people and their stories. My travels and experiences have led me to believe that in order to truly connect with people, learning local languages, dialects and cultures are imperative, not only in terms of academic understandings, but to understand people beyond the spoken word, on an emotional and personal level. I carry this with me in life and imbue my work with it.
I speak Vietnamese, Thai, French, Spanish and the beginnings of Isaan (Northeastern Thai dialect) and Laotian. I hope to continue deepening my knowledge of these different communication systems in order to invest in the people around me, and support a multi-local world.
I am passionate about my husband, family, empowerment, community, gender, equity, words and social justice.