Growing up 4th generation Chinese American, food was the strongest connection I had to my lineage. Over the past decade, I have developed an analysis of food sovereignty that is grounded in cultivating healing and nurturing relationships with our bodies, our community, and our environmental systems.
My passions lie in youth empowerment, community organizing, and equitable redistribution of resources - using food as a vessel and tool to explore identity and oppression. I am a story catcher with a keen eye for design who is whole heartedly dedicated to building a more just world that centers the experiences of silenced and marginalized people.
In this season of my life, I am deepening into my work as a politicized parent and anti-patriarchal healer. My current curiosities include traditional ways of knowing around postpartum care, my Chinese foodways, and post-capitalism. I am a seasoned home cook with formal training in improvisational meal preparation and cooking demonstration. I am most in my element when I am floating in water or relaxing on my couch.