That’s what’s up. Ender’s Game and the Ender’s Shadow series have been my favorite novels since I was in grade school. I was nerding out when the movie came out. I didn’t notice the similarity in the narration but I’m glad you’re down with my voice hah. I’ll definitely keep voice work in mind.
After traveling to California, performing for an audience of thousands, and competing for crazy amounts of money at Kollaboration Star, Ariel and I are finally back home in Seattle. Although we didn’t walk away with the $20,000 grand prize, we had a blast meeting new people, sharing our stories, and most importantly, remembering why we create. During the show, my auntie tweeted me to send her love and ended her message with, “No history, no self”. Our purpose of composing music and poetry has always been to share our stories of who we are and where we come from. In this process, we honor our ancestors who can no longer speak. With that said, thank you to Kollaboration for providing platforms for Asian American artists, thank you to all of our supporters who’ve shown us so much love, and rest in peace to our elders who are no longer with us. We’re still working to move forward and your legacy will never be forgotten. We’ll see you at the top.
Woot! You found me! Thank you so much for sharing this. I’m honored to know I had a little part in helping someone begin to write. For me, poetry is like a shovel and flashlight I use to dig out the insides I’ve kept hidden away. It’s healing, honest, and full of truth. I hope writing has been just as helpful for you. Please feel free to say hi next time you see me. Maybe we can even swap poems and break each other’s hearts in the best way possible hah. Thanks again for your support!