Like many of you, I’ve spent recent days reflecting on 2019 and have so many new ideas and intentions for the New Year. Something I’ve been contemplating for some time now is a conference specifically for Taiwanese adoptees. We are perhaps a smaller cohort among fellow intercountry adoptee groups, but a growing community nonetheless. I’m asking for feedback to explore interest in a future adoption conference for Taiwanese adoptees and have included a brief survey below. If you are an adoptee from Taiwan or know someone who is, please take the survey or pass it along to interested individuals. All feedback will be analyzed and used to inform the development of an adoption conference. Your feedback is VALUABLE and greatly APPRECIATED. Thank you, and Happy New Year!
Thank you, Ho Chie Tsai, for gathering this wonderful collection of books highlighting Taiwanese American storytellers. I wish that I could have attended the festival and seen the display in person as well as all of the other festivities. I’ve put several of the books on my to-read list.
If you’d like to purchase an autographed copy of my book, just follow this link.
Here are some photographs from the Taiwanese American Cultural Festival 2018!
I’m speaking at the upcoming NATWA II (North American Taiwanese Women’s Association) Convention! I was invited to join the speaker’s panel to share a little of my adoption story, as well as to address the topic of identity, more specifically the journey in discovering my Taiwanese identity. The NATWA II Convention is held annually. This year’s theme is “Love and Compassion.” I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to meet so many other Taiwanese American and Canadian women, as well as to rub shoulders with the other speakers who include Marilyn Fu, screenwriter and Victoria Linchong, actress, writer, producer and director. Furthermore, I’m excited about becoming a part of the Taiwanese American community. I’ve never attended anything like this related to my Taiwanese heritage.
NATWA II is an association bringing together 1.5 and 2nd generation Taiwanese American and Canadian women. Its parent organization is NATWA, which consists of 1st generation Taiwanese women – mothers, grandmothers, aunts. The purposes of NATWA II include:
(1) to establish a network consisting of 1.5- and 2nd-generation Taiwanese American and Canadian women (2) to cultivate and promote talents among young Taiwanese American and Canadian women (3) to preserve Taiwanese culture and promote Taiwanese American and Canadian identity.
You can check out NATWA II’s website and find more information on the convention and speakers at http://natwa2.org/. Both NATWA and NATWA II will present separate and joint programs. The convention will be held in San Jose/Silicon Valley, CA from April 19-22. I’m looking forward to it!