the Gift of Storytelling With a Touch of Spunk, Good-natured
Teasing, Humor, and Love.
Him website is devoted to expressing my hopes and dreams
through Project Empowerment, while helping others realize
and embrace their own. Whether you are an educator, a student,
or simply someone looking for inspiration, I hope to educate
and inspire you with my widely acclaimed, award-winning memoir,
When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge,
published by W.W. Norton.
has been used for classes in high schools and universities in
America and other countries, such as Canada and Romania. Some
of the classes include the following: Asian-American History,
American Pluralism, Writing, Literature, World Studies, World
Issues, Politics, Philosophy, Conflict Resolution in Deeply
Divided Societies, Social Studies, and Humanitarian Challenges.
Institutions such as PeaceWoman, Women's International League
for Peace and Freedom, (a project of the U.N. in New York City),
Amnesty International, Human Rights, and the CIA library have
also acquired it.
Empowerment encompasses a number of projects. In time, I
hope to fulfill the goals laid out by projects that are currently
in the works. One of the main objectives of Project Empowerment
is to educate the world about the book, while giving a voice
to those who can't speak for themselves, including my beloved
parents and siblings. Written from my heart and soul during
a painful and lonely journey, this memoir also aims to give
Cambodian survivors in the Khmer diaspora a sense of justice,
as it informs and inspires with an amazing story about the endurance
of the human spirit during the worst of times.
you have read the book and are already inspired and empowered
by it. Perhaps you are curious, or have an intellectual itch
that leads you to wonder; "Hmmm
Is she writing other
books? Has she completed the sequel to her first book? Is she
married? How can we get in touch with her to ask if she would
speak at our high schools, universities, conferences and/or
only imagine what is on your mind. But whatever it is, you
are welcome to tour and indulge your sense of curiosity. Return
later if you like, and please invite others to stop by and have
enjoy your excursion, and may it empower you and those with
whom you share the story.