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!
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
Note: There has been a lot that’s been going on in the adoptee community lately and I plan on covering more of those topics in the near future. At the moment, I don’t have a lot of emotional space right now to cover some of them, but those posts will be coming soon. Many times… Continue reading A Deeply Personal Journey of Learning Mandarin (Part I)
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