Artist CV

Areas of Specialization

Spoken Word Poetry and Performance

 

Spoken Word Poetry Awards and Honors (Within Past 5 Years)

Aug 2016 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Nomination, Drop the Mic Spoken Word TV Show

Competition (in the category of “Entertainment Program—Special), Community College of Philadelphia

 

April 2016   President’s Award for Excellence in Student Success, Drop the Mic Spoken Word TV Show Competition, Community College of Philadelphia

 

Aug 2015 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Nomination, Drop the Mic Spoken Word TV Show

Competition (in the category of “Entertainment Program—Special), Community College of Philadelphia

 

Apr 2015 Communicator Award of Distinction, Drop the Mic Spoken Word TV Show Competition (in the category of News/Programs/Live Events), Community College of Philadelphia

 

Apr 2015 Bronze Telly Award, Drop the Mic Spoken Word TV Show Competition (in the category of News/Programs/Live Events), Community College of Philadelphia

 

Dec 2014 Transformation Award Recipient

Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

 

Dec 2014 Honorable Mention, Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship

The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN

 

Mar 2011 Award Recipient, Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant

Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, March 2011

 

Professional Experience (Within the Past 5 Years)

2015-Present Facilitator and Creator, “Girls Make Better Ninjas (Or I Can’t be Angry, I’m Asian): An Exploratory Workshop on AAPI Feminism

First presented at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF), November, 2015.  Ongoing monthly series at Temple University thru May 2016

Philadelphia, PA

 

2014-Present Co-Producer and Host, Drop the Mic Spoken Word TV Show

CCPTV, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 

2007-Present Faculty Advisor, Spoken Word Poetry Club

Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 

2009-2015 Outreach Coordinator, Co-Founder and Co-Host of the Family Style Open Mic Series, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

 

July 2011 Visiting Teaching Artist, Barrio Planta Project School, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

 

Publications

“At CCP, Poets of a City’s Soul.” The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1 May 2016: C5. Print.

 

“She Home-Bound” [Poem]. Apiary Magazine, Issue 2 Spring/Summer 2011: 7-10.

 

The SHE Book, Vol. 1, Self-Published: Lulu. March 2011

 

“Homeless Heart” [Poem]. Speaking Truths: The Poetics of Defining Human

Slavery. Berkeley, CA: Achiote Press, 2007.

 

Notable Performance Credits (Within the Past 2 Years)

July 2016 Artown Reno, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV

 

Apr 2016 Chai House Performance, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

Nov 2016 Women’s Global Dialogue Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

 

Haunting Voices Performance Event, Co-sponsored by Twelve Gates Art Gallery and The Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

 

Moonstone Poetry Series, Philadelphia, PA

 

July 2015 Spotlight Series, Sponsored by Spoken Views Reno, Sierra Arts Foundation and Holland Project, Reno, NV

 

Apr 2015 Speaker Series, Princeton Theological Seminary

 

Sept 2014 Philadelphia Asian Pacific American Youth Summit, Temple University

 

Apr 2014 Rethinking Activism Conference, University of Pennsylvania

Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program

 

Education

2005  Ph.D. in English, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1996  M.A. in English, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1994  B.A. summa cum laude in English, Rowan College of New Jersey, Glassboro, NJ

 

References Available upon request

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