FURTHER EDUCATION

2014
Asian-American Women's Political Initiative
State House Fellowship

2013 - 2014
MassLEAP & Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative
Teaching Artist Professional Development Series

publications

2016
The Genocide's Love Baby Learns to Sing (Bootstrap Press)

2013
grumpy shower

2011
Young Angel Midnight: An Anthology of Emerging Artists (Bootstrap Press)

FESTIVALS: PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS

2016
Performer, Cambodian New Year Festival, Lowell, MA
Teaching Artist, Louder Than a Bomb Massachusetts, Boston, MA
"Princess Moon" @ BLAST FEST NEIN, Boston, MA

2015
"Bedtime Stories" @ BLASTFEST8, Boston, MA

2014
"I Think I ___ You!" @ Winter Festival, Lowell, MA

2013
Host, Asian American and Pacific Islander Reading, National Poetry Slam, Boston, MA
Finalist, Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Performer, Student Day of Poetry, Salem, MA

2012
Performer, Southeast Asian Water Festival, Lowell, MA
Finals Showcase, Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Performer, Mass Poetry Festival, Salem, MA
Performer, Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA

2011
Finals Showcase, Brave New Voices, San Francisco, CA

THEATER EXPERIENCE

2016
"Princess Moon" (Writer, Director, & Storyteller)

2015
"Bedtime Stories" (Writer, Director, & Storyteller)

2014
"I Think I ___ You!" (Writer & Director)

2012 - 2013
"I Think I ___ You!" (Actress)

2012
"A Night of a Thousand Voices" (Actress)

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2016
"Best Coach Ever" - DISRUPT Slam Team
"Please come back!" - Students of Holderness School

2014
Charmaine Santiago Galdon Award

2013
Kick-Ass Woman You Should Know - Howl Magazine
Spirit of the Slam Award - Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts

2012
Jack Kerouac Prize for Literature
Spirit of the Slam Award - Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts

2011
Jack Kerouac Poetry and Prose Award

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016
Teaching Artist, DYS Collaboration Services, Peabody, MA
Poetry Workshop, Asian American Commission Mental Health Forum, Boston, MA
Resident Teaching Artist, Boston Teachers Union School, Boston, MA
Poetry Workshop, Louder Than a Bomb Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Teaching Artist, Holderness School, Holderness, NH
Coach, DISRUPT Slam Team, Tufts University, Medford, MA

2015
Program Director, FreeVerse!, Lowell, MA

2014
Program Director, FreeVerse!, Lowell, MA
Coach, FreeVerse! Youth Slam Team
Director & Coordinator, Spoken Word Olympics, Lowell, MA
Resident Teaching Artist, Boston Latin Academy, Boston, MA
Poetry Workshop, Asian American Women in Leadership Conference, Boston, MA
Poetry Workshop, Louder Than A Bomb - Crossing The Street, Boston, MA
Poetry Workshop, Urban Science Academy, Boston, MA
Poetry Workshop, A-VOYCE, Boston, MA

2013
Program Director, FreeVerse!
Teaching Artist, Robinson Middle School, Lowell, MA
Poetry Workshop, 10th Annual NYC Asian American Student Conference, New York, NY
Poetry Workshop, Student Day of Poetry, Salem, MA

2012
Teaching Artist, Robinson Middle School, Lowell, MA

2011
Poetry Workshop, Boston Asian American Student Intercollegiate Conference, Boston, MA

POETRY FEATURES

2016
Asian American Mental Health Forum, Boston, MA
2nd Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month @ Hunter College, New York City, NY
Untitled Open Mic, Lowell, MA
VOICES & Year-End Celebration by TASC @ Tufts University, Medford, MA
“We’re Gonna Die” Post Show Event by Company One Theatre, Somerville, MA
Asian American Activism Gala @ Simmons College, Boston, MA
Dirty Gerund Poetry Show, Worcester, MA
Po Soup @ Newburyport High School, Newburyport, MA
Holderness School, Holderness, NH
Providence Poetry Slam, Providence, RI

2015
Boston Poetry Slam @ Cantab Lounge, Cambridge, MA
House Slam, Boston, MA
THE GRUDGE MATCH, Cambridge, MA
Simmons College, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts Boston's Slam Society, Boston, MA
Po Soup @ Newburyport High School, Newburyport, MA
3/7 Show @ WhiteHaus, Boston, MA
Untitled Open Mic, Lowell, MA

2014
University of Massachusetts Boston's Slam Society, Boston, MA
East Meets Words Bookstore, Cambridge, MA
7 Hills Slam, Worcester, MA
Asian American Writers Workshop (with Jess X. Chen), Manhattan, NY
Asian American Resource Workshop's Just Eats Benefit, Cambridge, MA
Next to the Mic Open Mic, Boston, MA
Books of Hope's Author Party, Boston, MA
Slam Free Or Die, Manchester, New Hampshire
Emerson Poetry Project, Boston, MA

2013
Encyclopedia Show: Somerville - THE ZODIAC, Somerville, MA
End of the Line Poetry Club, Boston, MA
Pick-Up Lines, Lowell, MA

2012
BAM! The Youth Slam, Toronto, Canada

kind words

Unfortunately, I don’t remember Princess’ poems from the event as vividly—but not for the reasons you may think. I remember the quiet—save some “mmm”s and snaps—as her voice carried throughout the room. I remember the expressive displays of pain, sorrow, and strength clearly shown on Princess’ face as she spoke. I remember the heaviness of the air in the room as the weight of the words began to pile on my shoulders. I remember the cathartic nature of her poetry; as if with each passing poem, I was taking a deep breath. I also remember feeling taken aback as I listened and hung onto each word, teary eyed and emotional. Something about the way Princess’ poems resonated in me, made it easier to remember emotions and reflect on how I felt rather than recall the exact words spoken.
— Jas Kim of Project As[I]Am
At just 20-years-old this Princess is the undisputed Queen of the Mill City’s poetry scene. A survivor of abuse, misuse and heartbreak, Princess could have swallowed her pain. Instead, she loaded it into her pen and inspires other young people to do the same.
— Howl Magazine