Hi, I’m Eugene Hung, and I really appreciate your taking the time to visit with me here! My wife and I live in Southern California, and we’re the proud parents of two Asian American daughters, ages twelve and nine. My experiences with my girls and my advocacy on their behalf provide the fodder for my commentary on parenting, gender, feminism, race, and culture.
In addition to authoring this blog, I’m currently freelancing as a writer and public speaker on those same issues, while substitute teaching in public schools to help pay the bills. I’m seeking a position to continue my vocational work in both stopping relationship and sexual violence and advancing gender equality. But in the absence of an offer, I’m also pursuing a job teaching high school social studies or math. (I hold California single subject credential authorizations in both subjects.) Previously, I worked as an educator at the University of California, Irvine in the Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) office. Before that, I was on the paid staff of the nonprofit Man Up Campaign as a movement organizer and digital communications manager. And before even that, I served for a number of years as a church minister. And once upon a time, 24 years ago, I was a public high school teacher in my home state of Texas.
Most of my previous posts, columns, and articles appeared at AsianceMagazine.com, which hosted my Raising Asian American Daughters blog, and FindingBalance.com, the website for an excellent organization which supports folks struggling with body image and disordered eating issues. I’ve also written for HuffPost, The Mary Sue, Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, Christians for Biblical Equality, 8Asians, Thick Dumpling Skin, Catalytic Women, and the National Park Service. In Southern California, I’ve been a featured speaker at Cal State Long Beach, Biola University, and UN Women-Los Angeles, as well as a recurring guest for programs by public radio station KPCC. I’m also available for traveling gigs; I’ve been a featured speaker or panelist several times across the country at colleges and conferences.
The best way to contact me is over social media (see icons on this site); I respond fastest to Twitter. I hope your time here is insightful and heartwarming! I look forward to learning from you, too ☺