About Me

Hi there! My name is Alyse and I’m a Chicago-based writer and educator. Most of my work is centered on my experience as a transnational adoptee and my love for reading, traveling, and all things between. I am a recent M.A. in Teaching graduate and Teach for America alumni. Previously, I received my B.A. in English w/Creative Writing and Communications from the University of Washington. 

In my free time I love to create content about lifestyle and my experiences as a Chinese adoptee, as well as share diverse perspectives in education. I currently work with local adoptees in Chicago through an organization I co-founded, Adoptees of Chicago, as an Activities Director. You can find posts on all of these topics and more on my blog.

As a writer, I focus on diversity and inclusion, empathy-driven listening, and user-focused content. I’m currently open to freelance writing opportunities and collaborations, which you can learn more about under the freelance writing tab.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope we can create something together soon!


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Book Review: Minor Feelings

Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings is anything but minor. As an Asian woman, specifically one who hopes to pursue English graduate studies, I was continually awed by Hong’s veracity and honesty with her experiences. Minor Feelings may be part memoir, part essay, but it packs what I would argue is a significant chapter of Asian… Continue reading Book Review: Minor Feelings

National Adoption Awareness Month 2020

For this year’s National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM), I am dedicating posts to covering recent adoption topics and more. National Adoption Awareness Month first started as an initiative to spread awareness of the need for permanent families for youth in the U.S. foster system. Although it was originally intended to focus on spreading awareness of… Continue reading National Adoption Awareness Month 2020


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