Big news!  I’m re-opening the currently closed downtown contract post office and turning it into KINDRED POST - a post office, gift shop, and gathering space! Perhaps similar to the way that libraries have evolved to be a community space for learning, I want my post office to be an evolved community space for *gathering*. The shop will specialize in modern classics from independent artists and will host events to bring people together (e.g. creative workshops, poetry readings, First Friday Photo Booths and, um, Breakfast Book Club anyone??)! And -as the daughter of a retired postmaster (my dad put in 35+ years of service!) - I’m committed to real life letters yo. Come buy stamps! 

This will be my creative clubhouse for all my favorite values. Creativity; being our best selves and neighbors through being inspired, embracing potential, trying new things, and building together! Storytelling, listening, and strength in our diversity of experiences. Community, connection, social justice. The hustle. The joy! 
Thanks to the Juneau Empire and KTOO for publishing stories about my business [ad]venture! 
http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-15/new-take-old-place#.U3UJ8_ldVTw
http://www.ktoo.org/2014/05/15/mingling-mail-art-community/

Big news!  I’m re-opening the currently closed downtown contract post office and turning it into KINDRED POST - a post office, gift shop, and gathering space! Perhaps similar to the way that libraries have evolved to be a community space for learning, I want my post office to be an evolved community space for *gathering*. The shop will specialize in modern classics from independent artists and will host events to bring people together (e.g. creative workshops, poetry readings, First Friday Photo Booths and, um, Breakfast Book Club anyone??)! And -as the daughter of a retired postmaster (my dad put in 35+ years of service!) - I’m committed to real life letters yo. Come buy stamps! 

This will be my creative clubhouse for all my favorite values. Creativity; being our best selves and neighbors through being inspired, embracing potential, trying new things, and building together! Storytelling, listening, and strength in our diversity of experiences. Community, connection, social justice. The hustle. The joy! 

Thanks to the Juneau Empire and KTOO for publishing stories about my business [ad]venture! 

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-15/new-take-old-place#.U3UJ8_ldVTw

http://www.ktoo.org/2014/05/15/mingling-mail-art-community/

Desk covered in drafts. #roadtocelebration #SHIcelebration

Desk covered in drafts. #roadtocelebration #SHIcelebration

Psh some days I can’t believe I live here. #sunzilla #thane #juneau

Psh some days I can’t believe I live here. #sunzilla #thane #juneau

Rehearsing for my opening performance for the keynote speech yesterday at #ascacon ! Thanks to Yngvil for taking on the guitar adventure! #latergram

Rehearsing for my opening performance for the keynote speech yesterday at #ascacon ! Thanks to Yngvil for taking on the guitar adventure! #latergram

Ripples flow for 12th year at literary journal

SO honored to be this year’s featured writer! Come on out to UAS on Friday for the launch to hear some poems and grill me on all your favorite questions. 

#21questions #haveyouever 

Christy NaMee Eriksen braids words and music to effect change

I love that Scott Burton did a KTOO story focused on my roots and thoughts on Korean adoption. It was like he drew my portrait…with radio! 

If you have a few minutes and want to hear about how my identity influences my work and listen to some samples from the album, catch a listen! Kamsahamnida Scott and KTOO.  

Local spoken word artist releases debut CD

Thank you to the Juneau Empire for this sweet write-up on the album, the launch party, and my work! Kamsahamnida! 

PREVIEW TRACK! “You Bring Out the Korean Adoptee in Me,” featuring Guy Unzicker and James Raymond Rosales. (after “You Bring Out the Mexican in Me” by Sandra Cisneros).

ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE.

It’s here! It’s here! I’ll be releasing my first spoken word album, HOW TO TELL IF A KOREAN WOMAN LOVES YOU, on 4/4/14! More details soon re: how to buy online, digital downloads, etc, but for now mark your calendars for the ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY in Juneau at the Hangar Ballroom! 
UPDATE: Album available for pre-order HERE. 

It’s here! It’s here! I’ll be releasing my first spoken word album, HOW TO TELL IF A KOREAN WOMAN LOVES YOU, on 4/4/14! More details soon re: how to buy online, digital downloads, etc, but for now mark your calendars for the ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY in Juneau at the Hangar Ballroom! 

UPDATE: Album available for pre-order HERE

Bao Phi on a decade of Asian American spoken word

"Bookmark[ing] a place in our community history."

Still love this essay from 2010.  to Bao and all y’all out there, holding it down and lifting us up. xo

Community Post: 7 Asian Adoptee Women Whose Work You Should Be Paying Attention To, Like, Right Now

Thanks for the shout-out on Buzzfeed! Humbled to be on this list with some other amazing artists. Can’t wait to check out and follow all of their work! 

What up, preschool. #sunzilla and I just made you some hand-lettered, hand-pulled screenprinted #starwars #valentines. ❤️❤️ #nbd

What up, preschool. #sunzilla and I just made you some hand-lettered, hand-pulled screenprinted #starwars #valentines. ❤️❤️ #nbd

How I’m feeling. #writing #poetry #graphs

How I’m feeling. #writing #poetry #graphs

Day 364! #createdaily #nye

Day 364! #createdaily #nye

Day 363, some #soniasanchez. #createdaily #sketch #revolution #love

Day 363, some #soniasanchez. #createdaily #sketch #revolution #love