Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture

The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture Poetry Program, led by 2019 Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola, selected 15 poems for National Poetry Month on “The Human Condition. “ My poem, “My MaMa’s Back,” a tribute to the Chinese immigrant women garment workers of historical Chinatown, was selected as one of the 15 and will … Continue reading Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture

Convergent Waves: Boston – Lenora Lee

https://vimeo.com/688858928?embedded=true&source=video_title&owner=34106179 Convergent Waves is a site-responsive, multimedia experience by Lenora Lee Dance. It is the first iteration of this project and future performances will continue to shed light on the stories of displacement and gentrification in communities across the country. Sharing my stories and family photos, and contributing my narration voice to this project bring … Continue reading Convergent Waves: Boston – Lenora Lee

Collaboration with Revolutionary Spaces – Preserving All Under Heaven – Virtual Panel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Q4_WcxT8M&feature=emb_title H What an honor to participate in the Virtual Panel with Revolutionary Spaces and speak with other panelists about the gentrification of Boston's Chinatown. I hope the stories and perspectives shared uplift our community and bring us closer together. https://www.revolutionaryspaces.org/gentrification-chinatown/

Collaboration with Iranian American Filmmaker Homa Sarabi -Daunais: Spaces of Connection

March 2, 2022 On January 17, 2020, with a free space from SpaceUs on Washington Street, Homa Sarabi-Daunais from Emerson College’s Film Department invited me to collaborate with her and Jenn Pipp on their project, ”Pop Up Artist Studio: Spaces of Connection,” delving into the history of Downtown Crossing, through mental mapping.Boston’s Downtown Crossing, once … Continue reading Collaboration with Iranian American Filmmaker Homa Sarabi -Daunais: Spaces of Connection

Voices of Boston’s Chinatown

“Voices of Boston’s Chinatown” is a design project created by Rachel Liang that aims to inspire others to help preserve culture within Chinatown amidst its housing crisis. The project consists of zines that illustrate interviews with Chinatown residents and activists. The project showcases these individuals' fond memories in Chinatown as well as their drive to … Continue reading Voices of Boston’s Chinatown

Honored to be one of the sixteen Boston area artist recipients of the 2021-2022 Boston Foundation Brother Thomas Fellowship Award

Reposted from the Boston Foundation: https://www.tbf.org/news-and-insights/press-releases/2021/december/2021-brother-thomas-fellows-announcement-20211216 Text of announcement: Boston – The Boston Foundation and Pucker Gallery today announced that sixteen Boston-area artists have been named the 2021 class of Brother Thomas Fellows, bringing the total number of recipients to 72 and the total funds distributed to $1,080,000 since the program’s inception in 2009. Artists in … Continue reading Honored to be one of the sixteen Boston area artist recipients of the 2021-2022 Boston Foundation Brother Thomas Fellowship Award

As Chinatown changes, community leaders push to preserve its historic legacy as a bastion for immigrants – The Boston Globe

boston-globe-articleDownload Honored to be interviewed by Boston Globe reporter, Deanna Pan, to tell the story of our collective immigrant memory. Ms Pan, the 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing for her series on the unjust execution of 14 year old George Stinney Jr., has written a well-researched and timely piece. She walked the talk, … Continue reading As Chinatown changes, community leaders push to preserve its historic legacy as a bastion for immigrants – The Boston Globe

Artist Collaboration with Public Artist, Gianna Stewart, of Gianna Works, for the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) “Hudson Street Stoops“ Series

Delayed by the pandemic, we launched the first installation, ”Storytell and Sway,” in June 2021. An excerpt from my story “Snow Angels,” etched into a bench swing, is a tribute to my Uncle Eddie Ai Sook, and the sojourner men of Hudson Street and American Chinatowns. Growing up, I thought it normal to have 5 … Continue reading Artist Collaboration with Public Artist, Gianna Stewart, of Gianna Works, for the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) “Hudson Street Stoops“ Series