Jennifer Bao Yu "Precious Jade" Jue-Steuck

My blogs

About me

Industry Student
Occupation Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley; Harvard; NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
Location Laguna Beach / Venezia / Barcelona / Cape Town / Paris / Seoul / Roma / NYC / London / Los Angeles / Shanghai / Maine / Hong Kong / Sydney / Jiangsu Province, China ~ TAIPEI, Taiwan, California, United Kingdom
Introduction We traveled on the winter wind of 1979, guided by a dancing star. My Birthmother is from JIANGSU Province, China. Adopted from TAIPEI and HONG KONG by Americans from LOS ANGELES. I have been an orphan, an immigrant, an American citizen, an illegal alien, a legal klutz, a travel writer, a Harvard grad, and (continue to be) the proud big sister of my brother (adopted from Seoul, South Korea). My dad, a football fanatic from Pasadena, was a professional photographer; my mom, an LA girl who loved frogs and lizards, was an artist, art teacher and poet. I grew up in the artistic enclave of Laguna Beach (Orange County), California, enveloped in the protective circle of my Chinese aunties, many of whom were writers and most of whom were not Chinese at all! Some aunties had blonde hair. Some spoke Chinese. Or Spanish or French. Some wrestled with ghosts from an unwritten past. But all of them were my aunties—strong, proud survivors... My memoir inspired by Mom's ovarian cancer battle, INSPIRATION ICE CREAM, is a fundraiser book to raise awareness about child bereavement. MY WISH FOR YOU: May You Bloom Your Best, No Matter Where You Were Planted, Or How You Came Into Our World…
Interests Writing...Dancing...Traveling...Sunbathing...Speaking Different Languages...Reading...Children's Literature...Chatting with Friends...Running in Central Park...Trying New Desserts & Ice Creams...Animals...Trees...the Bronte Sisters...Anne of Green Gables...Winnie-the-Pooh...Le Petit Prince...Rooftop Tea Parties...Hiking on the Moors of England...racing through the forests of Scotland...delicious dim sum and dumplings in China...palmiers and profiteroles sitting by the Seine in Paris...running on the beach barefoot with friends screaming at the top of our lungs!