I’m a Vietnamese Jewish Londoner-turned-Seattlite who likes playing with words, languages, vegetables and vibes. Fish sauce is my kryptonite.
I am a multiracial mother (to a tiny human and two dogs), woman, wife, daughter, sister, friend, advocate, birth-worker, intersectional feminist, organiser, community builder, writer, plant eater, curator, editor, Muay Thai fighter, domestic violence survivor and Harry Potter devotee. Mischief managed.
I speak Vietnamese, Thai, French, Spanish, and the beginnings of Isaan (Northeastern Thai dialect) and Laotian. I hope to continue deepening my knowledge of languages, cultures and people in order to invest in those around me, and support a multi-local world.
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 am passionate about my husband, family, motherhood, community, the Vietnamese diapora, diversity, equity, inclusion, words and justice.