Reclaiming Eve: Dorcas Cheng-Tozun’s story

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun HeadshotDorcas Cheng-Tozun is a writer, blogger, editor, and a regular contributor to Asian American Women on Leadership. Her writing has been published in over a dozen publications, including the recent anthology How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? True Stories of Expat Women in Asia. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and adorable hapa son. Find her on Twitter @dorcas_ct.

In some ways, it felt like the makings of a bad dream. Standing, all alone, under blindingly bright lights, my voice weirdly amplified, as hundreds of people—most of them strangers—looked on without saying a word. At least I was fully clothed.

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“When I grow up, I’m going to change the world.”


My niece has an affinity for small frogs.

Her cardboard sign read something like: How would you feel if you were hungry and had a baby boy?

She may have been all of 18 years old.

My red-headed niece, all of eight years old, leaned forward in the back seat, exclaiming: “Oh, no! We have to help her!”

It all happened so quickly. Approaching the corner the woman stood on while driving my red Ford Escape, I glanced down at the cooler next to me. Two ripe bananas stared back. In a flash, I handed them to my niece, opened her back window, and she held them out to the woman as we paused before turning. [Continue Reading...]

Reclaiming Eve: Vivian Mabuni’s story

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Vivian Mabuni joined staff with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) 25 years ago and has served on the UC Berkeley and UCLA campuses and on the Epic National Executive Team (Epic is the Asian American ministry of Cru). She is the author of Warrior In … [Continue reading]

In the immortal words of the Jedi-master: “Don’t try. Do.”


Reams of paper line my office floor, information that needs to be transformed into a book. A hopeful life change that looked promising is not happening. I'm still hoping to find a regular spot to serve in ministry. We are still in the same … [Continue reading]

What we talk about when we talk about women in church: part four


(Read parts one: "Does danger lurk in a woman near you?", two: "What is a biblical woman?" and three: "Do you know the women of the Bible?") This is not a trick question. But it presupposes another one. QUESTION #1: Should every woman lead? It's … [Continue reading]