I’m a storyteller by nature and my work has been featured in lots of fancy places like the Los Angeles Times, POPSUGAR, and Bustle. But mostly, I share heart things on social media. If you were to say, “Elizabeth, what do you write about?” I’d probably start sweating because your girl hates an elevator pitch. If I had to narrow it down to a few words I might say: self-love, personal growth, and being multifaceted.
I studied burnout and perfectionism while earning my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University because I wanted to understand what the f*ck was going on with me (and my clients) and why it felt so dang hard to quiet the inner critic.
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I have taken everything I’ve learned on my journey thus far – the pain and the beauty – and infused it into these 78-cards (illustrated by my dear friend and talented artist Jenny Chang) & 200-page guidebook filled with bestie advice. 🌈
Turns out that loving yourself is a hell of a lot easier when you can see yourself at the center of the story.
This is for you. This is for me. This is for us <3
So really, this tarot deck is for all the mixed kids and immigrant kids and third culture kids who have ever questioned if they were “enough.” It’s for anyone who has struggled to figure out who they are and where they belong 💛
My writing teacher once told me that, as Asian American women, we often need to write ourselves into existence. That is everything The Adventure Tarot is to me. A window into my own self-love journey, a way of declaring to the world that I AM PROUD TO BE ASIAN.
As a third-gen, mixed girl from the Midwest, I spent most of my life rejecting my Chinese side. Erasure and assimilation are their own flavors of racial trauma. The rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020 hit me hard, as it did with many, and for the first time in my life, my Asianness felt important to me. Grief is strange like that. It’s like I didn’t realize what was missing until my heart felt this new kind of achiness, a longing, a loss.
At the time, my hubs and I were living nomadically, travelling all over the United States. What started out as a carefree road trip became a two-and-a-half-year search for belonging. It was through this reclamation journey that The Adventure Tarot was born.
This is Jenny! She illustrated our beautiful Adventure tarot
Mostly learning what it’s like to be bad at something again
I go to avoid a menty b. He goes because walking is free.
Here’s a sassy little comic in the los angeles times! The paper edition!
I’m remembering she likes hugs, ice cream, and pelicans.
Represented by: Margaret Danko at High Line Literary Collective
After achieving success in the ways I thought would bring me happiness like graduating Summa Cum Laude from Tufts University with a B.S. in Quantitative Economics and Community Health and reaching a six-figure salary at a hot Silicon Valley start-up where I could drink #allthekombuchaontap, I realized I was trying to win a game I didn’t even want to play. I struggled with an eating disorder, my anxiety was through the roof, I had exactly zero minutes for self-care, and was really f*cking tired of leaning in.
I said goodbye to my decade-long career in corporate to pursue my master’s degree at Columbia University in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Spirituality and Mind-Body practices and an advanced certification in Sexuality, Women and Gender. While at Columbia, my work around burnout and perfectionism in corporate women and the science of happiness was given the honor of "Distinction in Research and Creative Work."
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