Meet the Founder, Katie

I was born and raised on Ramaytush Ohlone land, also known as San Francisco, as a third generation Chinese American.

With parents who were heavily involved in non-profit organizations while my aunts and grandparents were in the arts, it wasn’t too much a surprise when social justice and storytelling came knocking at my door! I was fourteen years old when I began to explore my own family’s journey. It took over a decade of asking and learning about these stories that further complicated what was taught in the classroom. Today, I teach Asian American Studies in San Francisco. Through my work, I hope to share this journey forward to those with curious minds and open hearts.

I’ve been involved in local San Francisco organizations like the Asian American Women Artists Association, Square and Circle Club, and Good Medicine Film Productions. In my free time, you can find me drawing, bouldering, or swatting gnats away from my indoor garden.

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