Ten years ago I made the decision to move from Michigan to Korea. Never questioning whether switching peninsulas was a good idea or not, my convictions about new media gave me confidence. I knew that the power to inspire change through storytelling could only be harnessed if I could see the world through multiple cultural paradigms. Throughout my twenties, I had the privilege of struggling to find my place in a new culture. I became bilingual. I studied film. Things became harder before they got easy again. But I fought on, landing an awesome gig at a video marketing agency. And now my diversity of experience as a transcultural producer, marketer, and director gives me a new confidence that I didn't have before.
Breaking through boundaries excites me. I love the era that we live in. I see how new media produces such diversity of expression. It makes me smile and gives me hope. But the thing that gives me meaning in life is that which hasn't changed since I first left Michigan.
The contents of the stories themselves, the messages they convey, and the spiritual healing they provide--this is what motivates me in business and in art. With my new tool belt that I have acquired over the last ten years, it is time to make my vision a reality. I discovered my new unique voice. And now I am eager to put it to good use to inspire change.