This blog charts my exploration of our human capacity to discover truth, goodness, and beauty amidst suffering.
I began writing in 2013 to catalogue my recovery from my first depressive episode. Under Reconstruction has grown with me since then, and now allows me to connect with readers from around the world.
My writing and worldview are very much formed by the recurring mental health crises, my conversion into the Catholic faith, and an ongoing journey of hope.
I have the honour of working as a special education teacher. It’s a privilege to know and grow alongside young adults who posses exceptionally big hearts. I’m passionate about helping individuals with (or without!) disabilities recognise their own worth and potential, as well as helping others see the intrinsic value in every human being regardless of ability.
I am currently based in Singapore. I have also lived in Jakarta where I grew up, and Chicago where I studied and worked over 5 years. I love art, books, and thrift stores.
I occasionally write on divisive issues. Open, constructive dialogue is mutually challenging and beneficial, so feel free to comment whether you agree or disagree. Disrespectful comments, however, will not be approved. And thank you for taking the time to view this short bio — I try to do the same for each reader who comments, because I believe it’s supremely important that a person is not defined by their stance on a single issue.