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Belonging to Ourselves and Each Other

I can still recall the immediate sense of relief and belonging I felt the first time I logged into an Asian affinity group on Zoom last spring and saw a screen full of people who looked like me. My shoulders relaxed, my jaw loosened and a bright smile spread across my face.

I had to take a moment to let the feeling of “being at home” really settle into my body.

It was such an unusual sensation… this feeling of being included simply by showing up and not even having to say a word! In contrast, I’ve typically felt a low-grade sense of bracing and otherness when in dominant culture spaces.

I often hear from fellow creative Asians about similar experiences of not fully fitting in. Can you relate?

Join us for a 90-min no-cost workshop Ways of Belonging with an intimate circle of creative Asians.

I’ll be joined by my co-hosts Joy Agcongay and Laura Burns and we’ll explore together ways to connect back to yourself, relational practices to build a sense of shared experience and witnessing, and we’ll explore in community the ways we do and don’t take up space.

Joy, Laura and I look forward to gathering with you! Please sign-up below to receive the log-in deets.

Please only register if you identify as an Asian woman. Thanks for respecting our affinity space!

Ways of Belonging: A Mini-Workshop for Creative Asian Women

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In this no-cost, interactive 90-min. workshop you’ll:

  • Learn do-able, creative and fun practices to help you honor all the pieces of you and connect back to your full self
  • Identify what you need to feel a sense of belonging and being safe enough with others
  • Explore how feeling like an outsider impacts your life and business so you can discover new options and take up space
  • Experience the power of being in community with like-minded folks who can innately get your lived experience
  • Find a place of refuge during these turbulent times
  • And more!

No art experience necessary. Please have your favorite supplies handy.

Please note that I’ll also share a bit about Color Outside the Lines, my upcoming 8-month group coaching program for creative Asian women wanting to live, work, and lead from their most authentic, fully-expressed selves. Both Joy and Laura are returning participants from the last round so you’ll also get to hear about their experience of belonging in this circle and what that has opened up for them.

About Your Co-Hosts

About Jennifer Lee

Hi! I’m Jenn (she/her/hers) a Yonsei (4th generation) Japanese/Chinese-American, cisgendered, heterosexual, able bodied with a managed, hidden chronic illness, married with no kids, highly-sensitive/empathic, introverted, female-identifying person in mid-life. I’m passionate about coaching and mentoring creative Asian women to live, work and lead from their most authentic, fully-expressed selves. I’m the founder of Artizen Coaching® and the author of Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way and the bestseller The Right-Brain Business Plan, which has helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs around the world launch their creative businesses.

In 2006, after spending 10 years climbing the corporate ladder and getting tired of living my dream “on-the-side,” I took the leap to pursue my passions full-time. I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Whole Living, Family Circle, Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, and Choice magazines, numerous radio shows, and on ABC7 TV and partnered with Levenger to develop the Right-Brain Business Plan® Circa® Notebook.

I received my coaching certification and leadership training through the prestigious Coaches Training Institute. I’m also a certified yoga instructor, a certified Expressive Arts Facilitator, a certified meditation instructor, and hold a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA and an M.A. in Communication Management from USC.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my creative, rather left-brain husband, and our sweet husky-lab mix.


About Joy Agcongay

second generation Filipina American,
i am an introvert and nerd who has made a living as a marketing professional.

i won’t call myself a marketing guru or thought leader. however, i am a marketing generalist with depth and breadth of successful experiences, working with creative entrepreneurs, authors, startups and large corporations in a variety of marketing roles.

i truly believe you don’t need to change who you are, or compromise your integrity to reach people who need what you have to offer. working together, we can create a marketing strategy that works for who you are right now today and will evolve as you move along your entrepreneurial journey.

i am also a certified yoga teacher, certified expressive arts facilitator and UC Master Gardener.

fierce appreciator. creative contemplative. curious bibliophile. soulful gardener. lover of solitude and silence. cat herder. hen mother. worm wrangler. wanderluster.


About Laura Burns

SETX Yonsei, Body Liberation Activist and Yoga Teacher, and
I’m Laura E. Burns, and let me tell you – my journey to fat liberation has been long and challenging! It’s taken me a lifetime to get where I am now, to this place of loving and honoring the body I have today. The journey has given me lots over the years, and one of those gifts is the motivation to create Radical Body Love to offer trauma informed accessible yoga and events all over the world!

I believe that everyone deserves to respect and honor the body they have today! It doesn’t matter what happened in the past or what may happen in the future – let’s bring respect and joy into today. My personal mission is to help people be more present in their bodies, more loving toward themselves, and to move forward toward advocating for themselves and living the life they deserve.

I’m proud to be a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, or E-RYT 200, certified provider of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours, trained and certified by Curvy Yoga, a Certified Accessible Yoga Instructor, a Certified Punk Rock Hoops Instructor, a Community Partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and the creator of the HoopAsana and Radical Body Love Yoga philosophies and practices.

I love this important work I do, and look forward to collaborating with diverse groups of people to help bring body-liberation and embodiment to people all around the world.

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