Happy Holidays, it's that whirling time of family, feelings, and experiences. I hope you're present for yourself; please remember that the best gift for anyone is for you to take care of yourself. I love Byron Katie's prayer, “God, spare me from the desire for love, approval, or appreciation. Amen.”
That being said, we each need to be heard. It's validating to be heard by others but, at our core, we share an intuitive desire to be heard by our deeper selves, to be heard by and return to our Source. Along the way, we experience the pain and glory of being human.
As an actress, communicator, and lover of people, I've struggled to be heard and seen my entire life. Part of my wanting attention is personality based, and part of it is due to not being heard or seen. I can list the facts as to why: as a woman of color, as an abused youngest child, as a minority actress, etc. But my intention now is to heal and get heard, not dwell on the "why's". In wanting my voice to be heard, I also want other Asian American voices to be heard because if I'm not seen, if they're not seen, then who else is really seen? Or heard? Or understood? And how can we all grow if one group is discouraged?
My current project is working as a Guest Curator with AIRMW
, a non-profit arts group in Chicago. Together, we produce a series of play readings at Goodman Theatre
and other venues in 2018. These plays are written and directed by Asian Pacific American artists and feature local actors. I'm curating this series, and am raising funds
to pay the artists.
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