Writing

Below are a few platforms for which I have written recently.

A Real Rattlesnake is my blog of over four years, where you can find reflections on faith, culture, lament, and various other currents of religiously-motivated social justice thinking.

Sojourners Magazine has published a few recent articles including a film review of Get Out, reporting on Lenten hashtags of lament, and a reflection on the 75th anniversary of the Japanese American incarceration.

Inheritance Magazine is a gorgeous, intelligent, and widely centrist Asian American Christian magazine encouraging critical conversations around faith and culture. I’ve written there most recently on my experiences suffering from depression, my LGBTQ family story, a historical fiction on racial construction, and the Nikkei incarceration..

Meetinghouse is a growing imprint by the Quaker-owned Barclay Press, where I’ve recently written articles on culture-blindness and the Bible, prejudice and mass incarceration, and a practical primer for addressing structural whiteness in progressive Christian spaces.

The Pacific Citizen is a nationally-circulated historically Japanese American newspaper, for whom I’ve written book and television reviews, tackled questions of Nikkei women liberation, memorializing our World War II incarceration, and the relationship between Japanese and African American racial stereotypes and reparations movements. I also chronicled my time as a representative of the Japanese American Citizens League while in Selma for the fiftieth anniversary of the 1965 march for voting rights.

I recently wrote a reflection for the nationally-recognized We Stand With Love campaign: “Love is Tender.”

See this Liberating Liturgy, and be sure to check out my writing for McCormick Seminary’s CURE blog, and for the Episcopal Church.

I interviewed Deborah Jian Lee on her new book “Rescuing Jesus.”

I interviewed Dr. David Gushee on racial trauma, national healing, and a faithful response to #BlackLivesMatter, from my time as co-editor of the Theology of Ferguson online anthology.