I started ghostwriting in 2009 and in that time I have penned hundreds, if not thousands of articles and 15 books. Despite this large body of work, like all of us who've made our living as a ghost, until recently, I had very little to show for it. Six months after Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide was published, I decided I needed to change that.
Below are some of my bylined pieces.
If you knew me when I was growing up, you'd know why it's pretty surprising how I feel about marijuana. It is surprising to many why I did a complete 180 about medical marijuana. When I was 18 years old, I slipped while taking a shower in my apartment in New York City. My lower...Read More
From Corporate Drones to Organic Farmers: Putting Our Plan into Action...Read More
How My Husband and I Went From Corporate Drones to Tropical Organic Farmers in Puerto Rico ...Read More
On Friday, July 15, a week and a day after Yum Yum had surgery to correct hip dysplasia, she was only eating a little on her own. All the cajoling, pleading and Paul and me pretending to eat her food before she took a bite (like one does with a baby or a toddler), meant nothing to...Read More
An edited version of this Op-Ed was published on Truth-Out.org. Unfortunately they edited out many of the most important parts that spoke about the systematic exploitation of Puerto Rico by the United States over the last 100+ years. Through no fault of their own, the Puerto Rican people have suffered through decades of heartache, disappointment, and having...Read More
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and on May 10 I spoke at the VA Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico about my Japanese heritage. My maternal grandfather “Francis” Inouye was born in Osaka, Japan in 1888. When he was 18, he joined the Japanese Navy where he worked as a chef. Although I’m not...Read More
This was published on Guerrilla Feminism and is being republished with permission. “Love the new profile pic, except I love when your hair is long. Gives me something to pull on when I think about you.” Had this declaration come from my husband, I’d have to interrupt this blog for a little while and um,...Read More
In June 2015, three months before the book I co-authored with Bryony Sutherland, Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide, was published, we started hitting the promotions hard as well as trying to immerse ourselves in the mixed race community. Bryony stumbled upon the Mixed Remixed Festival website and suggested we attend in 2016, I...Read More
This originally appeared on Guerrilla Feminism's site and is being republished with permission. Breast cancer gets a lot of attention, doesn’t it? With the concerning one in eight women who will be diagnosed with it—both normal folk and celebrities alike—friends and family soliciting donations, pink this and pink that, it is no wonder that it...Read More
As if I needed to tell you, I am light, bright and clearly half White. My father was German, Dutch and Irish and my mother was Black and Japanese. One might assume from this racial makeup and my looks I’d self-identify as anything other than Black. My parents were married in 1960, and because of...Read More
Published on the Work at Home Woman site. I was raised by parents who lived through the Great Depression. My father was born in 1923, before it began, and my mother was born in 1933, as it was well underway. In both instances only their mothers were able to hold on to their jobs. My...Read More
Published on the site Guerrilla Feminism, which is is a global feminist resource network for activists. Mention the word race and immediately people’s minds start swirling. It’s difficult not to have an opinion about something tied so closely to politics. Ask what President Obama represents to people—both living in the United States and abroad—and responses range...Read More
Published on the site Guerrilla Feminism, which is is a global feminist resource network for activists. When it happened to me, it bore no resemblance to any of the five likely scenarios my parents warned me about. He wasn’t lurking in a dark alley, wearing a trench coat and waiting for this once unsuspecting and naïve...Read More
I originally wrote this article for Red Door Magazine, a gay magazine back in July 2010. I have thought about this article a total of twice since I sent it to the editor: Once right after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by wannabe cop George Zimmerman and after the verdict was announced and this...Read More