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!
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
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
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