July 6, 2010
June 14, 2010
I am an adopted Korean American woman. I have a Masters of Art in Art Therapy (MAAT) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and post-graduate work at University of London: Goldsmith College in their Postgraduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy. I also have a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies, Graphic Design, Arts and Letters and Social Sciences with a minor in Psychology form Portland State University.
In 2001, I developed a violence prevention program in Diepsloot Informal Settlement, South Africa funded by General Board of Global Ministries Women's Division and Episcopal-Methodist Aid Society. Nthabiseng ("make me happy" in Sesotho) program is currently running through a local NGO and in its 8 year.
It has been 8 years and I have been traveling around the world (Asia, Middle East, Caribbean). I am based in Portland, Oregon. A month and half ago, I developed and implemented another violence prevention/literacy program in Jamaica. It is called, Irie ("alright" in Jamaican) LitART Violence Prevention program. I am currently working with the Jamaica's Ministry of Education to secure funding for a local position.
My interest is building programs that empower, nurture resilience and support young people, specifically young women to have a voice in their life, in their community and in the world. I believe that every young person by their very birthright is entitled to have their voice heard, seen and supported.