Being the first child of the only son in a Chinese family, my gender was an issue from minute one.
Age 11, my father sent me away. I moved from Taipei to Los Angeles. Without any English skills, I went to live with strangers until I was of age. Since then, issues of Home and Identity informed my work.
At age 22, I became an advertising photographer, then a creative director.
I've traveled and worked in 80+ countries as a photographer, freelance writer, consultant, etc. A story well told has an immeasurable impact in changing minds. An education is essential to changing lives.
In 2016, I moved to Istanbul and interviewed a lot of Syrian families who fled Syria.
Hello Future's work is grounded in 2016's field findings. We bridge the education gap for adolescent refugees and create a pathway forward through a mobile-based tech solution. We train our students in the basics of storytelling so they can self-represent and add narrative diversity to our collective dialogue.