PCC was a lot of fun!


Community, Readings and Events

So last Thursday, I visited Pasadena to speak at PCC as the Visiting API Scholar. Thank you to Kirsten Ogden and Mikage Kuroki for their warmth and hospitality. Whenever I combine API and queer experiences, I notice such an outpouring of sharing and support from people who find themselves juggling identities from one community to […]

May 17, 2018

“Asura”


Readings and Events

So, right now I am in San Leandro, getting ready to film a short screenplay, “Asura” I wrote for Neelu Bhuman’s Transfinite project. I get to play a role, as well. Kelsi Umeko is playing my granddaughter–so inter-generationally queer!  It is exciting to see a project come together; I usually work with only a few people […]

July 14, 2017

Lambda Lit Fest! March 10


Community, Readings and Events

 I have been a little behind on the posts. But, Lambda Literary has been working very hard on its first literary festival, right here in Los Angeles. Today, I have the honor of sitting on a panel with Bernard Cooper, D’Lo, Wendy C. Ortiz, Claudia Rodríguez and Terry Wolverton. “In many ways, California has been the leader in the nation for LGBTQ rights, […]

March 11, 2017

Thank you so much to UMass Amherst


Community, Readings and Events

Last month I had the honor of visiting UMass Amherst to inaugurate their trans speakers series! 🙂 I had a wonderful time speaking with different classes on issues of gender, postcolonialism, queer theory, and writing practice. I watched the autumn leaves change. I had an impromptu sushi lunch, and met some awesome people! Here’s the […]

November 23, 2016