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Interview w/ He Mele A Hilo Author: Ryka Aoki

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Ryka Aoki is the author of Seasonal Velocities, He Mele a Hilo and Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul. She has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Huffington Post, and was honored by the California State Senate for “extraordinary commitment to the visibility and well-being of Transgender people.” She worked with the American Association of Hiroshima Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors, and two of her compositions were adopted as the organization’s official “songs of peace.” Ryka is also a former national judo champion and the founder of the International Transgender Martial Arts Alliance She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University and is professor of English at Santa Monica College.  

You can check out her interview episode here or on iTunes and Spotify.
Checkout Ryka on Twitter @ryka_aoki and at her website http://rykaryka.com/

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