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!
Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a soft spot for stationary. The feeling of crisp, smooth paper or new highlighters excite my senses. Recently, I’ve been trying to find stationary that is both elegant and functional: combining both Japanese and western brands into my favorite combinations. Below are some of my favorite… Continue reading Stationary I Use Daily (Minimalist and Modern)
Earlier this year, I wrote this caption on my Instagram page @anadopteewriter on using the term “displaced” instead of saying that I was adopted. Overall, I had positive responses to this verbiage; however, there are still aspects of displacement that I have yet to explore. I wrote about how adoption has always had a positive… Continue reading Using the Term “Displaced” Instead of Adopted
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