Queer Check-Ins

Community, Uncategorized

Meredtih Talusan wrote a beautiful article on a project that I am part of. ““Queer Check-Ins”…curated by the poet Franny Choi, brings together 12 other queer and trans Asian-American poets to read their poetry over videos drawn from their lives. Part of an ongoing digital exhibition called “A Day in the Queer Life of Asian Pacific America,” […]

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March 21: A Wonderful Time at LACC and the LACC Book Program!

Community, Readings and Events, Uncategorized

Los Angeles City College is a few miles away from me, and literally a couple of blocks from my old apartment. However, I can’t clearly remember the last time I had been on its campus. However, thanks to Sue Landers and Lambda Literary, I was invited to speak and read as part of their book […]

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Oh Gosh, I’m in Vogue. OCTOBER 30, 2018

Books and Publications, Uncategorized

So, this was something to wake up to. My friend Kay Ulanday Barrett had posted on their site that they had been one of “9 Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Writers You Should Know” in Vogue. I wrote a big congratulations–and then they said I was one of the nine, as well. So gosh! Wow! One […]

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Winter Tangerine! :) November 10-20th

Community, Readings and Events, Uncategorized

This November, I am proud to be presenting at Open by Riot Laughter—archiving the resistance, divestment & transcendence of gender It’s a workshop by Winter Tangerine for trans/gender non-conforming writers. I am super excited! My talk will be called: “Where Are You Pointing That Flash?” and will discussing  we position ourselves relative to our work. My lecture will […]

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Wow! Announcement. I have an agent!


Books and Publications

Hi All, Such a weird feeling to even be able to write this, but I will be working with Meredith Kaffel Simonoff of DeFiore & Company to bring my next novel, and future work, to life. I am thrilled! I feel incredibly lucky. She was the first agent I emailed to, the first who replied, and we […]

August 27, 2019

Queer Check-Ins


Community, Uncategorized

Meredtih Talusan wrote a beautiful article on a project that I am part of. ““Queer Check-Ins”…curated by the poet Franny Choi, brings together 12 other queer and trans Asian-American poets to read their poetry over videos drawn from their lives. Part of an ongoing digital exhibition called “A Day in the Queer Life of Asian Pacific America,” […]

August 10, 2019

Lambda LitFest! Still time to submit!!


Community, Readings and Events

Hi All! I’ll be posting more about recent events and work soon, but right now, if you are a queer writer, you still have until Wednesday to submit a proposal to Lambda LitFest! Here’s the call! I’m writing because I think you have something amazing to contribute to our week of community-curated programming for the 3rd […]

May 14, 2019

Making Soup for Breakfast…


Random Thoughts at 3 AM

When you want to put three dumplings in the soup, but an extra one comes out of the bag, so it’s now four dumplings, and now you have to add another dumpling because four is bad luck and now you have five dumplings in the soup and don’t want to eat five whole dumplings so […]

January 3, 2019

WriteGirl Poetry Workshop :D–Jan 26, 2019


Community, Readings and Events

After the holidays, I’ll be at The Huntington Library to help with something really special–WriteGirl Poetry Workshop! http://www.writegirl.org/workshops/ “Under the guidance of mentors and acclaimed poets, WriteGirl teens will spend the day learning how to craft their ideas into poems, while being inspired by the beauty of the gardens. We expect 100 teens and 100 […]

December 9, 2018