Uprootedness has been a recurring theme in my life: traversing oceans, adopting accents, fighting the ups and downs of bipolar II. But through it all I keep finding my roots in a loving Creator and Savior. I am a Catholic convert.
I’m on a quest to make sense of the human condition through art and writing. This blog is my platform for exploring the universal human capacity for despair, but more importantly our ability to turn pain into a source of hope, love, and compassion.
Other potentially relevant facts: Born in Indonesia, raised in Singapore, constantly moving between Singapore and the US.
I recently graduated from The University of Chicago, and now have the honor of working as a special ed teacher (during vacations, a freelance illustrator). It’s a tremendous blessing to know so many exceptional young adults who embody the most beautiful aspects of humanity. I’m passionate about helping individuals with disabilities recognize their own worth and potential, as well as helping others see the intrinsic value in every human being regardless of ability.
I sometimes write on divisive issues, in particular the pro-life/pro-choice debate. Open, constructive dialogue is mutually challenging and beneficial, so feel free to comment whether you agree or disagree. Disrespectful comments, however, will not be approved. And thank you for taking the time to view this short bio — I try to do the same for each reader who comments, because I believe it’s supremely important that a person is not defined by or reduced to their stance on a single issue.
You can also reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org