Tiffany’s “off the charts” Kale, Avocado, Red Onion, Lemon, Walnut, Red Cabbage and Apple Salad

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The dark green leafy vegetable known as Kale is exceptionally rich in nutrients and health benefits, and it tastes good. Kale can be used in a variety of ways. It’s perfect as a main dish, side dish, snack or a gift for a friend who is ill and needs highly nutritious food. You can substitute ingredients.  The idea is to have fun while making something healthy. Our bodies are chemical factories. Health starts with the ingredients.

This salad screams a very healthy yum, yum, yum!

Ingredients:

–         2 bunches of organic kale

–         1 medium avocado

–         1 medium red onion

–         1 large organic apple

–         1 cup of shredded red cabbage

–         ½ cup chopped walnuts

–         1 cup freshly squeezed lemon

–         3 tbsp virgin olive oil

–         2 pinches of sea salt and coarse ground pepper

Directions:

Wash /dry kale. Chop and place into large mixing bowl. Add chopped red onion, walnuts and avocado. Mix, then add chopped apple, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix together and add a sea salt and coarse pepper.

Place salad in the fridge for 2 hours to let the flavors set then eat. Enjoy!

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Tiffany’s Heart-Healthy Spelt Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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I’m always experimenting with different ingredients.  Recently, I decided to try oatmeal cookies made with spelt flour and cranberries. The cookies came out better than expected. They were delicious!  This recipe will be a part of our family for a long time. Try these heart- healthy cookies for yourself and let me know how they turn out.

Good luck and have fun!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 egss
  • 2  table spoons organic honey
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ water

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter, honey. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats.

2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

An Interview with Christopher Hemmans – Professional Dancer and Yoga Instructor

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Background

Christopher Hayes Hemmans was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up on Staten Island. In elementary school he sought out activities that put him on the stage. His mother was very supportive of his passion for the arts.

After two years of vocational high school, Christopher transferred to the Julia Richman performing arts school in Manhattan, where he majored in dance. During that time, he won a scholarship to the Martha Graham School and the Nanatette Beardon Contemporary Dance Theater. After graduation, he won a scholarship to the Juilliard School. He studied dance at Julliard and graduated in 1990.

While at Juilliard, he performed with the Avodah Dance Ensemble and other independent choreographers and discovered a love for movement trends in European dance. Months before graduation, he won a contract with the Rebecca Kelly Dance Company, which led to a performance tour through Germany and Poland. His last performance in America was at Lincoln Center “Out of Doors” with Gus Solomons.

In 1992, he started teaching dance in Stuttgart, Germany. Other jobs poured in … TV, print modeling, guest teaching and fashion shows. In 2000, the world of musical theater opened up for him. His musical theater portfolio now includes

The Lion King
Porgy & Bess
Dreamgirls
Hair
West Side Story
The Life
Chicago
Little Shop Of Horrors
Kiss Me Kate
Satchmo-The King Of Jazz
Crazy For You

Christopher is currently appearing in the world premiere of “ROCKY-the MUSICAL” in Hamburg, Germany. In the spring of 2012, he became a certified Bikram Yoga teacher.

Interview

1. Please explain who you are in eight words?

I’m a human being that loves human beings.

 2. What advice would you give someone doing yoga for the first time and which style would you recommend?

My advice for someone doing yoga for the first time would be to ask why you want to start practicing yoga. There are many reason …  to reduce stress, drop some pounds, find peace or make friends. From my experience, I’ve learned that a good yoga practice is also simply a matter of taste. I, for example, love to have hands-on corrections from the teacher. I am also very affected by the voice of the teacher. I have to feel I want to hear what an instructor is saying. I want to be led. For me, Bikram yoga  is still the best place to start if you’re a beginner because the benefits are so amazing. However… it’s a practice that can become addictive. Kundalini is lovely. Sivananda is wonderful. However, the singing could get on your nerves if you’re not into it. Vinyasa flow is a complete yoga. I practice Bikram mainly, but I am open for other forms.
    
3. What’s the most important thing you’ve done but didn’t want to do?

Hmmm…in retrospect, I would say moving to Germany 20 years ago. It was supposed to be a 6 month contract. 😉
 
4. When do you feel most creative?

I feel the most creative when I am cooking!!! That is the best time for me to learn text or work out new choreographies.
 
 5.  If you could meet any writer, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you want to know?

Rhonda Byrne (The Secret – The Power). I would want to know how she feels about influencing so many lives in a positive way.

6. If you were able to spend one hour with a deceased loved one, how would you spend it?

If I were granted that gift, I would spend the hour with my father. Unfortunately, we didn’t hit it off very well. We didn’t really find each other until the end of his life. We have a complicated family history which I blamed on him. Over the years, I’d maintained a very tight relationship with my mother, but deliberately excluded my father.

As we learn, we realize that some things in life simply happen and there is no need to waste time pointing finger. I wasted a good 25 years being angry with my father when I should have just let him into my life, completely. These are issues I still deal with today. I want a perfect world and when it’s not perfect, I freak out!!! We live and learn. We can’t change the past. If I had that hour with him now, I would probably go and rent a boat and do some good ol’ fishing Staten Island Style. We’d talk. I would record the picture of his silhouette in the sunlight with his fishing cap as he watches his reflection in the water. Then, I would put my arm around him and join him. I would stare at our reflection in the water together.
            
7. What legacy do you wish to leave?

I would want people to remember my work as an entertainer and as a wonderful person … someone who helped people and made people happy.
 

Inspiration of the Month – Receiving the prize too soon

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We’ve all experienced times when something was given to us too soon. Perhaps it was a promotion, material possession or an opportunity. Years ago, I remember asking God for the principle role in a major show because I felt perfect for the part. I studied the landscape of the role and thoroughly considered what I could offer as an artist. Alas, God had a different plan. I auditioned and was hired as a member of the ensemble. Thankfully, I wasn’t too heartbroken. But I wondered why God was holding out on the prize.  A little while later, I received my answer when God whispered, “you have more to learn.” It wasn’t my time.

I grew to understand a very important lesson … better not question God’s timing because he truly has your best interest and knows what you “need” before you “want” it. If you let go and allow opportunities to take their own course, you will have peace in your decisions and less heartbreak. God puts us in process before giving us the prize.

An Interview with Mark Rice – Marketing Professional

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Background

I was born and raised in the small town of Kennett, Missouri (same hometown as singers Sheryl Crow, David Nail and Trent Tomlinson… something must be in the water); population around 10,000 people. I studied Theatre and Organizational Communication at Murray State University and promptly left for the big city of Los Angeles after graduation to pursue an acting career. I took several classes, survived the Northridge quake, got an agent, did some plays and commercials. What started out as a temporary job, while acting, quickly became a career in sales with Arc International. After seven years with Arc, I moved on to Los Angeles Opera, where I am today. (Plácido Domingo is my boss.) I act on occasion, work on scripts for stage, TV and film and write music. I’m a member of the Board of Directors of The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank, an intimate theater that develops and produces original works as well as West Coast premieres.

Interview

1.  Please tell us a little about your professional background?

It all began in my grandparent’s store, The Rag Barn, at about age 10. I would count back change, measure and cut upholstery fabric and display the junk, ehr vintage furniture out on the front porch. At 16 I began working part-time at Kmart and honed my voiceover magic announcing the blue light special. Upon graduating from college, I moved to Hollywood and did a short stint as an actor, meanwhile building up a career in the tabletop industry with Arc (J.G. Durand) International, the leading manufacturer of crystal in glassware. By the end of my time with Arc, I was managing a three-state territory – Nevada, Arizona and Southern California – working with high-end department stores, as well as manufacturers. For the past 12 years, I’ve been working with Los Angeles Opera. As Associate Director of Marketing, I am involved in pretty much every area of marketing and have developed good relationships with our Education and Development (Fundraising) departments, collaborating on community outreach, corporate sponsorship and promotional efforts.

2.   What advice would you give a young person wanting to pursue your profession?
My advice to someone pursuing my current profession would be to really have a love for what you’re doing. Even if you’re not 100% sure you’re where you’re supposed to be, find what motivates you and layer it onto every aspect of your job. Learn as much as you can about business, advertising, public relations, and stay in tune with advances in new technology. It’s important to understand what you’re selling and to know your customer, but at the end of the day, it’s about building authentic relationships and nurturing them.

3.  What book had the greatest impact on you and why?
There are several books that have had an impact on me, and for various reasons. But the book that has probably had the greatest impact on me is the Bible. It’s one of the first books I was introduced to as a child, coming from fairly religious Christian roots on my mom’s side. It’s been a source of comfort, inspiration and healing at times, but it has also been a source of conflict and challenge. In the wrong hands, it has been used for manipulation, corruption, greed and malice. That controversy has been a great catalyst for me, sparking an interest in other books on religion, philosophy, science, metaphysics, and history, among other subjects, which have been enlightening and given me a broader perspective on humanity.

4.  If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
The first book that came to mind was Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. Chances are he’s read it and chances are he’s applied the principals, but for some reason, is still finding it difficult to win over or influence the Republican Party to work together with the Democrats. Tony Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness has an interesting take on how to manage growth, people and infrastructure. Maybe a simpler approach would do the trick.

5.  What kind of legacy do you hope to leave?
I’ve been grappling with this for some time. I have this feeling inside, as many do, that I want to leave a meaningful mark in the world. I’ve explored why that is and why it’s so important. Is it for vanity, to serve my ego? The conclusion I’ve come to is that I would feel I didn’t do what I was intended to do. That I somehow failed to achieve my life’s purpose. I’m a bit introspective at times, and when I really think about this question, I think it would be unfortunate to know I was meant to do something and didn’t do it. So, I continue searching for what is to be my legacy. At its simplest, I want to be a responsible citizen (that sound’s so boring), I want to experience and absorb as much as I can from life and do no harm to others. I can at least strive to be and do my best, no matter what I do.

6. What advice would you give yourself, if you could go back to age 16?
Save, save, save so you can retire at 40. Volunteer abroad so you can see the world. Really learn Spanish. Do what you want to do and take risks in your twenties. Love more. Date more. Be fearless. Stay fit. Eat healthy. Drink water. Use sun block. Don’t collect stuff, it becomes clutter. Then again… don’t change a thing. You’re journey is unique to you. No one else in the entire world now or ever, will experience what you have experienced in the way that you have experienced it. That, in and of itself, is truly a gift.

7.  If you could sing backup for an artist, who would it be?       
It would definitely have to be for the band U2. Preferably during the Joshua Tree era, however, now would be good too. Their music, for some reason, has had the most impact on me. Bono’s voice is right in my range (or used to be), so I find it easy to sing along, come karaoke nights. They are amazing in concert and I typically like the messages in their songs. It’s a Beautiful Day…

An Interview with Krystal Kiran Garib – Professional Singer, Dancer and Actress

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Background

Krystal Kiran Garib is a singer, dancer and actress of Punjabi-Canadian heritage. Deemed a “triple threat”, Krystal made her Broadway debut at the age of nineteen in the Andrew Lloyd Webber production of Bombay Dreams in New York City. Along with several film & television appearances (Hairspray, Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kelly, MTV), she has also since performed in the Mirvish production of the Lord of the Rings in Toronto. In 2010, Krystal toured the world as a featured vocalist with Oscar and Grammy winning composer of  ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, AR Rahman.

An active philanthropist, Krystal founded the House of Kiran, a non-profit performing arts and production company, in 2009. Before the film ‘The King’s Speech’ ever hit film-waves, The House of Kiran helped raise over $40, 000 for Toronto’s Speech and Stuttering Institute with its Shakespeare-based productions, exploring the notion of finding fluency in speech through the rhythmic language of Shakespearean text.

Krystal recently finished filming her first short film which she wrote, produced and directed for Bravo!FACT (The Bravo Network), titled Thy Beauty’s Doom. This was her debut project as a filmmaker.

visit www.krystalkirangarib.com for more info!

Interview

1. What are you most proud of?

Proud is a tough word because you have to sacrifice alot on this path. But I am proud of never giving up! My dream as an 8 year old girl was to work with AR Rahman, and now I can say that I have 3 times. I chose to come into this industry on my own and lacked any real guidance from anyone in “the industry”. I am not a child of nepotism. I feel fortunate to have had opportunities early on in my career where my first professional gig was on Broadway. Now almost a decade later, I feel grateful to give back to my community through my own experiences via my dance studio and House of Kiran (www.houseofkiran.org). Most recently, two arrests were made in the murder of an up and coming talented performer and artist, whom I created a short film in memory of for the Bravo Network. Being able to do this type of work is deeply gratifying and something I am very proud of.

2. What’s the one thing that scares you like crazy, but you do anyway?

Anything with heights! I haven’t been skydiving yet, but when I was in Durban, South Africa while on tour with AR Rahman, I bungee jumped from the roof of the FIFA World Cup Stadium where we had performed the night before. I could see the remnants of the stage from our show as I was hanging there! Jai Ho!

 3. Who is your celebrity crush?

Priyanka Chopra! She rocks!

 4. What inspired you to dance, sing, act and produce?

I think it first started out when my parents would watch Hindi films at home and I would try to copy the dancing in them. From there, my mother put me in ballet classes as those were the only dance classes available in our town at the time. As I was growing up, I began stuttering and slurring my speech, so I suppose dancing was a way for me to express myself when I couldn’t do so verbally. When it came to speech, it was very frustrating for me. Interestingly enough, that’s when I started excelling at dancing. I started to take singing lessons around the age of 15 because a speech therapist I visited recommended them, saying that singing and the breathing associated to it might help me find fluidity in my speech. So I guess you could almost say that these ‘talents’ happened by accident! The acting kind of just happened by accident too. I was asked to understudy the lead role in the musical Bombay Dreams on Broadway. The first time I ever “acted” professionally was when I went on stage to play that role. It was the scariest day of my life up to that point.

In regards to producing, as much as I love helping another artist or production’s vision come to life, it is equally as gratifying to have your own vision and execute that. Producing/writing/directing has given me renewed insight and understanding into my work, life and what drives it. I founded the House of Kiran in 2009 which was started by producing events for the Speech and Stuttering Institute in Toronto. Since then, we have essentially morphed into what has now become a non-profit performing arts and production company. Thy Beauty’s Doom for Bravo!FACT is the first film production from the House of Kiran and is another fundraising project for the memorial fund of a young South Asian woman who was recently murdered at her university campus. Her name was Maple Batalia.

5. Is there a popular food you find disagreeable?

Ice cream. Makes me shudder!

6. What advice would you give to a student with a passion for dancing and singing, but little confidence because of discouraging feedback?

Be honest with yourself about your motivations, why you’re doing what you’re doing and make your decision to pursue this industry from there. It’s not easy and you have to have really thick skin. Don’t let yourself fall victim to other people’s perceptions and opinions. This goes in whatever you decide to pursue, no matter what the field is. If you want to do something, do it. Pursue your passion and learn to enjoy both the ups and the downs. You can’t have the former without the latter, and vice versa. And always remember to keep yourself inspired!! No one can take that away from you. Inspiration can come from the happiest of times or the saddest of times. Although it may be hiding, it’s always in there somewhere! As artists it’s our duty and gift to be able to tune into that.

7. Who in your life makes you laugh like none other?

My family and friends! Usually we laugh at each other expenses… but ain’t that the best?!

 

Inspiration of the month – Creativity

It’s pumpkin time … and time to tap deeper into your creativity! Whether it’s looking at an old project or new one with fresh eyes … writing a story  … or drumming up new crazy ‘off-the-wall’ ideas. The benefits from increasing creativity in your ‘everyday’ life are endless. You’ll become a more confident and happy person and inspire others to be creative too. I challenge you to add more creativity to your life. Break free of the comfort zone and what feels easy. Dream, Explore, Learn, Create!!

My Husband’s ‘Award-Winning’ Pumpkin Curry Soup

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Fall is in full swing and there is nothing better than eating a yummy bowl of Pumpkin Curry Soup while nestled on a couch reading a great book. Recently, my wonderful husband made the best Pumpkin Curry Soup I’ve ever tasted. It’s tastefulness put me in “AHHH” mode and I inhaled it. Lucky you, he was kind enough to share the recipe. I like to call this soup “Autumn in a Bowl.”   

2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons curry powder

4 cups vegetable broth

1 can of pumpkin (26 ounce)

3/4 cup half and half

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

5 tablespoon Agave syrup

1 teaspoon cinnamon

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat butter in a  big soup pot or Dutch oven, slowly stir in remaining ingredients, allow to simmer (med-low) over 35 min. Avoid boiling.

Enjoy!!

Fitness Junkie

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I’ve been a fitness junkie my whole life … as far as I can remember. In the beginning, my fitness ‘fixes’ were delivered via TV and video classes courtesy of Jane Fonder, Kathy Smith, and Karen Voight and every fitness guru in between. Fitness became one of my big passions. I thirsted for fitness knowledge. I was driven not just to develop a great body, but also to achieve and maintain a healthy life style. I drew deep inspiration from the knowledge that we all possess a sculptor-like power to shape our bodies into works of art.

Discovering the science behind exercise, nutrition, the healing capacity of quality foods, and creating optimum prowess through exercise fascinated me. My first jobs were in the fitness industry. I taught aerobics, body-conditioning and dance classes at a local gym and on my college campus during my undergraduate years. I continued fitness teaching during my early years in New York City. The fitness teaching subsided as my performance career took on grander dimensions, however my deep passion for fitness has never diminished.  My fitness obsession has  grown and become part of a  bigger passion to lead, inspire and help others grow.

Let us never be afraid of fitness and the positive change it brings. Let us commit to both and keep our lives healthy and vibrant!

An Interview with Christine Toy Johnson – Award-Winning Actor, Playwright and Filmmaker

Background

Christine Toy Johnson is an award-winning actor, playwright and filmmaker. She has been featured extensively on Broadway, off-Broadway, in regional theaters, in film, television and concerts worldwide. Highlights include the New York revivals of THE MUSIC MAN, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, PACIFIC OVERTURES, and FALSETTOLAND, the national tours of CATS, FLOWER DRUM SONG and BOMBAY DREAMS, and leading roles at theatres including the New York Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown, the Huntington, Tale Rep, The Denver Center Theatre Company, The Minnesota Opera and New York City Opera. Almost 100 film and television appearances include two years as “Lisa West” on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, 30 ROCK, UGLY BETTY, THE BIG C, ROYAL PAINS, FRINGE, CROSSING JORDON and many episodes of various LAW AND ORDER.

She produced and co-directed (with husband Bruce Johnson) the award-winning documentary feature TRANSCENDING – THE WAT MISAKA STORY, and an anthology of her written work was inducted into the Library of Congress Asian Pacific American Performing Arts Collection in 2010.  As part of the elected leadership of AEA since 1992, Christine is co-chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee and is a Board Member/ Officer of the Tony Honored Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts and a founding member of AAPAC, the Asian American Performers Action Coalition.  She was honored by JACL (the country’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization) in 2010 for “exemplary leadership and dedication” Details: www.christinetoyjohnson.com.

Interview

1. What inspired you to become a playwright and filmmaker?

As an Actor (and Asian American person) I was really feeling the sting of not seeing balanced, complex and full-bodied Asian American stories being told on stage and in the media, and started what I called a small “collaborative collective” in 2002. I invited a couple of writers, directors and actors to get together with the purposes of supporting the writers to complete pending projects, providing voices to read or sing their works in progress, and encouraging each other to keep being creative. Though the collective only lasted a few months, the biggest thing that came out of it was the encouragement I received from the group to start writing my own stories (when I had not previously written anything but journalistic pieces). My husband Bruce (who had been to film school and who wanted to get back to filmmaking after going off to have a Broadway acting career) and I ended up making a short film that I wrote, called “All American Eyes” — based on the inadvertently discriminatory things people had said to me throughout the years. I wrote it, we shot it, we entered it into festivals (and even won an award for it)– and then I decided I needed to learn how to write! So I did the Certificate of Screenwriting program at NYU’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies over a period of two years, and I was absolutely hooked! In the past 10 years I have continued my studies and have written 4 full length plays, 1 full length play with dance, 7 one act plays, 1 documentary-style theatre piece, 3 screenplays (one collaboration with the incredible Charles Randolph-Wright), produced/co-directed with Bruce an award-winning documentary about the first non-Caucasian pro-basketball player, Wat Misaka of the 1947 Knicks, and am in the middle of writing my first full-length musical. (All while maintaining my acting career. No wonder I’m tired!)

2. What topics do you feel are important to write about and why?

I tend to gravitate to writing about identity and belonging — often within Asian American story lines (but not always). When I was doing the 1994 New York revival of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, every night the one line that always rang a bell to me (and I wasn’t even writing then, but that’s the power of Stephen Sondheim!) was when Charlie said to Franklin, “Write what you know (touching his heart), not what you know (touching his head).”  My essential wound has always been about not fitting in (as it is for so many of us on a universal level), not being included; especially as an Asian American in this industry — so I suppose I am often trying to work that out and what that means to many different characters in many different circumstances. I am also committed to telling balanced, complex, full-bodied stories of Asian Americans; the ones I was missing when I was inspired to begin writing — so that maybe we and our stories can start to be recognized as part of the American landscape. My family has been here since 1865 and still we are fighting to be thought of as “American”. So — yes! I write about that, too.

3. What is your favorite family vacation memory?

Bruce and I have had so many wonderful vacations together! One that sticks out is a trip we took with my Mom and Dad to Europe a few years ago — we took a cruise from Venice to Lisbon, visiting 8 countries in 10 days! (One of those days was spent exploring Barcelona, which is inspiring the musical I’m currently writing — and it’s fun to be keeping that memory fresh in my mind!) We’re so lucky to have had a chance to travel with my folks and see so many parts of the world together.

Another is a recent trip to Honolulu that Bruce and I took to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. It’s amazing to be in what I call “Asian America”, where I’m in the majority in my own country — and the food is outrageous! Bruce would move there tomorrow! (I’m still a NYC girl at heart, but I know that we will be returning to Hawaii as often as we can!)

4. What thoughts keep you up at night?

Honestly, I am so sleep deprived, I fall asleep about 4 seconds after my head hits the pillow every night. But often I wake up early with characters from the plays I’m working on gently encouraging me to fix their story lines, or just (I know this sounds really corny, but it’s very often true) excitement for what I can accomplish in the new day. I love the morning:  it’s quiet, no one is calling, and my thoughts (after coffee) are clear, un-anxious and inspired. It’s when I do my best writing (from about 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., with a visit to the gym in the middle).

5. What are you most proud of?

On a philosophical level, I am so proud to feel that in small ways, through my work as an advocate for diversity and inclusion in this industry and in writing under told stories, I might be making a difference for the next generation of artists of color. On a more tangible level, I am so proud of the documentary that Bruce and I made, which has helped to acknowledge Wat Misaka’s  accomplishment of breaking the color barrier in pro-basketball on a global level, and in his lifetime. As we have traveled with Wat, screening the film and talking to young people across the country, watching them light up at the sight of a role model that looks like them, I am reminded that telling our own stories, no matter what obstacles stand in the way to tell them, is not only important — it is essential. And worth every second of blood, sweat and tears. The film, TRANSCENDING – THE WAT MISAKA STORY, and a collection of my full-length plays were inducted into the Library of Congress Asian Pacific American Performing Arts Collection in 2010 — and I’m pretty darned proud of that, too!

6. If you could be an olympic  athlete, which sport would you choose?

I think for sure I would be a marathon runner! “Slow and steady wins the race”, right?

7. What’s the best advice you’ve recieved?
One of my first screenwriting mentors, Oscar-nominated writer/composer Jamal Joseph, said, “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.” I think this is something to truly live by. And, from Reverend Bryant Kirkland, “Never give up. Never give up. Never give up.” Something else to live by!