Category Archives: Identity and Travel

Riding the visionary wave in Poland


“I came because … I’m a feminist … and I believe that men and women are equal.” Continue reading

In search of black identity in Uganda

I was being welcomed back home…for the first time. Continue reading

On Backpacks and Babies: An Auto-Cartography


Two dozen countries, perhaps a million miles, and here I am. I am thirty-two years old. I am married. I have a two-year-old son, and I am eight months pregnant. Continue reading

Bones surfacing in the dirt, thirty years later


Confronting the past in Cambodia. Continue reading

The Making of a Polish-American Club Star

I, a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music – one of the more conservative music conservatories in the United States – have become a club star in Poland. Continue reading

No, Really, I’m From Seattle


I’m Asian and nobody wants me to forget it. Continue reading