The year was 2013, I was a sophomore in high school and I had a big fat senior crush. He and I were on the student paper together where he coined the nickname "Emdash" for me. Along with being smitten with him, he was one of my best friends who taught me the value of being authentically me. He showed me the importance of friendship, believing in myself and trusting your gut. Although the love was unrequited, the nickname stuck around. (It is also arguably the most versatile and therefore the best punctuation mark.)
Hello there! I am a 2nd generation Chinese American wordsmith who has loved to write since I could hold a pencil. The desire to be a wordsmith eventually snowballed into an overall love of creating. From open mics and performances to online interactions, I loved being among others and sharing stories. Since I was a wee tot, I found solace in between words. Similes and metaphors kept me afloat in the roughest water. Truly, I believe stories have the ability to change the world.
My main goal is to bring peace, justice and love through everything I create.
My debut chapbook "ABC" is out now. You can also find me posting weekly on @emdashery_ via Instagram and from my journalistic endeavors.
Thanks for stopping by!