Educator, Writer, Artist and Artistic Collaborator
Cynthia Yee is an educator, writer, artist and artistic collaborator. She writes creative, nonfiction essays from the viewpoint of an American-born Taishanese girl coming of age in Boston’s Chinatown and Combat Zone through the 1950s and ’60s. Yee has discovered that her humble stories of one girl, one street, and one time in Boston history resonate with many, and have significance in modern times. She continues exploring the themes of what makes for thriving community life and child development, how structural racism oppresses, how feminism can be nurtured, and how social justice can look in America.