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

Day 362. Ever since my son got a talking #darthvader helmet, I’ve been wanting to #handletter this gem. #createdaily #starwars

Day 362. Ever since my son got a talking #darthvader helmet, I’ve been wanting to #handletter this gem. #createdaily #starwars

Day 361, that conceptual ish.

Day 361, that conceptual ish.

Day 360. My friends, my habits, my family / they mean so much to me. #modestmouse #lettering #sketch #createdaily #goodnewsforpeoplewholovebadnews

Day 360. My friends, my habits, my family / they mean so much to me. #modestmouse #lettering #sketch #createdaily #goodnewsforpeoplewholovebadnews

Day 359, for my mama. My first handmade #copper bling! #createdaily #jewelry

Day 359, for my mama. My first handmade #copper bling! #createdaily #jewelry

Day 358. Tináa speak peek catalog in progress. #layout #graphicdesign #createdaily

Day 358. Tináa speak peek catalog in progress. #layout #graphicdesign #createdaily