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I speak because when we tell our stories, we set others free to tell their own.
I tailor my own journeys of courageous, life-changing curiosity to my audience’s experiences, interests, and needs — whether it’s a talk, speaker panel, interactive workshop, keynote address, or so on.
Based in the Boston area, with a heartfelt, humorous, and interactive speaking style, I share stories about curiosity as a science-based and transformative tool — for dialogue, mental health, self-love, and more.
As a member of SpeakOUT, America’s oldest LGBTQ+ speakers’ bureau, I’m trained in using storytelling, and an “ask anything” Q&A format, as tools for engaging and transforming audience attitudes.
Educating about Asian American history
Empowering people to own and define their identities (women, minorities, and disabilities)
Facilitating dialogue across disagreement
Creating resilience and support for LGBTQ+ youth
Fostering mindfulness for mental health
Guiding journeys of self-development, especially after spiritual abuse or fundamentalism
My Heart Stories include:
4 years’ work as a student activist, creating the forthcoming Asian American + Pacific Islander Studies at Brandeis
Learning to embrace my biracial, Asian American identity
Recovering from mental illnesses such as Situational Mutism and eating disorders
Coming out to Chinese Baptist, non-affirming parents
Learning to thrive after leaving the cult-like Christian community in which I was born
What event organizers are saying
Watch my talk on how curiosity transformed me from born-and-raised, street-preaching Evangelical to an out-and-proud queer humanist…
In the Secular Society of MIT’s “Out and Out” speaker series