Microsoft Word and James Joyce

Random Thoughts at 3 AM, Uncategorized

While using Microsoft Word, I left my voice-to-text set to English, and my mic picked up the Japanese radio station that I was listening to. Here’s what resulted: today call you we get is there talk about the liturgy no it’s so another one is stretch I want to massage we don’t have to stand […]

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Queer Check-Ins

Community, Uncategorized

Meredith 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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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! “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

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 […]

November 8, 2018

The Social Face of Buddhism–October 6


This past October, I had the pleasure of addressing the Southern Buddhist Conference. I was asked to talk about my experiences as a transgender person who also has roots in the Buddhist church. As I get older, I find my ties to my past become not stronger, but more evident. As the world washes away […]

October 7, 2018