Writing Our Own Love Letters
KQTCon – Korean Queer & Trans Conference

April 6-9, 2018
The New School (New York, New York 10001)

At the first national KQTCon, I will be facilitating my workshop, “Writing Our Own Love Letters”.

Workshop description: Cultivating a strong, supportive and loving relationship with oneself is instrumental in our healing and growth, especially as queer and/or trans Korean American folks. A crucial way to build a healthy relationship with ourselves is through positive self-talk, which can happen through writing love letters to ourselves. In this session, participants will learn how to write love letters to our past, present and future selves through skills, examples and prompts.

artist education

Writing Our Own Love Letters
6-8 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Soo Visual Arts Center (2909 Bryant Ave S, Suite 101, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408)

I will be facilitating my workshop “Writing Our Own Love Letters” as a part of the series of Artist Education Workshops. The series is a collaboration between Patrick’s Cabaret, Soo Visual Arts Center, and Pangea World Theater.

Workshop description: Writing love letters to ourselves allows us to create safer spaces to be honest and vulnerable in our artistic practice – and to offer ourselves love, care and support. Artists will learn some of the science behind positive self-talk and gain skills for writing their love letters. The workshop will have space for self-reflection and boundaried sharing to help foster community care along with self-care.


ALOUD Art Exhibit Opening Reception
5-9 pm on Friday, April 27, 2018
Asian Economic Development Association (422 University Ave W, Suite 14, St Paul, MN 55103)

Aloud is an artist-curated group show featuring local artists Anisha Yang, Nicollazzi
Xiong, Peter Phung, Tori Hong and Xee Reiter. The show observes the unique
identities and experiences from artists of Southeast Asian descent.

Aloud was inspired in part by its homonym “allowed.” The words sound the exact same
but take on very different meanings. One implies the need for permission or approval.
The other means to express oneself clearly and audibly. In Aloud, the artists exhibit
work that challenge permissibility through bold expression and vivid narratives that
convey overcoming personal, societal and cultural restraints to freely express oneself
and individual truths.

Curated by artist Christina Vang.

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