My East-Indian parents, who moved to the United States from Myanmar, provided me a colorful cultural experience while growing up. My childhood was filled with a unique blend of visits to Buddhist and Hindu temples, eating pizza and curries, and listening to a mix of South Asian and American music. Those diverse cultural experiences made me the woman I am today, and I constantly share my one-of-a-kind background through my professional and social work.
As an undergraduate student I constantly strived to involve myself in organizations that would educate the student body about my culture as well as those that advocated on behalf minorities on campus. After graduating, I still desired to raise others’ awareness about important issues faced by societies across the world, which directly motivated me to enter the world of television.
Through television, I wrote about my cultural experience while producing segments for a TV show called “Charlotte Tonight.” In addition, I often urged other producers to write more segments about the varied communities in the greater Charlotte area. To complement my work in television, I also started writing articles for several national magazines talking about my experiences as a first-generation American.
Beyond my distinctive culture, my experience in media has provided eye-opening opportunities to meet a diverse spectrum of distinguished people, from former presidents to NBA players. These encounters have been truly unique experiences that have made me an even more distinct individual, and writing about them has taught me a great deal about myself while simultaneously helping me grow as a writer.
These varied experiences have combined to make me the tolerant, worldly person I am today; I value the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and never hesitate to share my experiences and knowledge with others to help broaden their own personalities.