I offer talks, keynotes, workshops and trainings. My focus is race and social justice, multiracial identity, Asian America and the diaspora, womxn of color feminism, youth and family. My background is in human development and my approach to equity work is identity and development based; educating on how systemic racism functions, but also learning to unpack our own racial experiences, dialogue across difference, and become true change-makers.
Schools & Family-Centered Orgs
The majority of my consulting work is with K-12 schools and family-centered organizations in the form of parent workshops, staff and faculty professional development (PD), PTA conversations, all-school assemblies, classroom and/or youth group visits. The most popular parent workshops I give are Raising Mixed Kids: Multiracial Identity & Development, and How to Talk With Our Children About Race. Similarly, I offer professional trainings on how to support mixed-race youth and, for educators, on how to bring race learning into the classroom. For all schools and organizations, I highly recommend a youth-centered, multi-pronged approach to equity work. One-offs are not the most effective. I extend a discount to those who work with me on multiple events.
Previous clients: Whittier Elementary, Salmon Bay K-8 School, Madrona K-8 School, Greenlake Elementary, The Center School, The Meridian School, North Seattle College, South Shore K-8 School, University Prep, Enatai Elementary, Multiracial Americans of Southern California.
I am always available (and love) to speak on one or both of my books, Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children In a Post-Racial World (2016) and Hapa Tales and Other Lies: A Mixed Race Memoir About the Hawai‘i I Never Knew (2018). The books stand well alone, but they also talk to each other in interesting ways. Best settings to host a book talk: schools, libraries, college campuses, bookstores, book fairs, book groups, community events, conferences, panels, etc.
Previous talks and readings: Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Third Place Books Seward Park (Seattle), Wing Luke Museum (Seattle), The Hugo House (Seattle), Artists of Color Expo & Symposium (Seattle), Kinokuniya Bookstores (Seattle & Portland), Moon Palace Books (Minneapolis), Howard Zinn Book Fair (San Francisco), Eastwind Books & Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Hapapolooza (Vancouver BC), Bookbound (Ann Arbor), and Japanese American Museum of San Jose.
It has also been a joy to keynote and present at special events across the nation, and internationally. I have had the honor of keynoting for Families of Color Seattle, M.I.X.E.D. Conference in Toronto, City of Bellevue Cultural Conversations, Korean Bar Association of Washington, and most recently at University Prep’s Social Justice Day. Additionally, I have presented at the Critical Mixed Race Studies, Facing Race, Northwest Teachers for Social Justice and Midwest Mixed conferences, and the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. Bring me out for your next special event!
Rates & Booking
For rates, bookings, and all other speaking engagements, please contact me. I am happy to discuss what would best serve your community or organization.