headshotMiriam Ching Yoon Louie is a third generation Korean Chinese American writer whose fiction and poetry tickles characters until they giggle—or bite. Her non-fiction features the voices of immigrant and women of color leaders and their movements. Louie lives in Oakland with her partner Belvin. This metal tiger also guest performs with Korean percussion groups and learns new word combinations from her grandson Lazlo.

Awards & Leadership

Descendants of Patriots Delegation, Ministry of Patriots & Veterans, Republic of Korea
Brick by Brick Community Leader, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
Keynote, Korean Community Center of the East Bay, 25th Anniversary
Windcall, Residency
UN 4th World Conference of Women, Women of Color Resource Center Delegation, Lead Organizer


Voices of Our Nations Arts
Pilbong Farmers Music & Culture Village
Kearny Street Workshop

Labors of Love

LouieFamilyWomen of Color Resource Center
Third World Women’s Alliance
Alliance Against Women’s Oppression
(See Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, for archives of the above organizations and Louie’s individual papers, 1970 to 2012)
Fuerza Unida
Asian Immigrant Women Advocates
Asian American Political Alliance

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