Amy is looking to make a connection. Her writing as an autistic woman is sincere and earnest, and she works hard on every piece.

She cares about writing as a transcendent experience and sees it as a way to access the atmosphere of the mind.1 She approaches it as art.

Amy is the author of The Intentional Hulk, which is both a blog and a newsletter, short stories, personal essays, and a memoir (hopefully, upcoming).

Because she’s autistic, she see-saws between intense occupation and recovery. Besides writing, she enjoys hiking and ballet, or at least, she did before she got so tired.

She’s been a black belt in karate, a professional reiki practitioner, a yoga teacher, an ESL teacher, a web developer, and a data analyst. Academically, she’s studied drawing, art history, and integral health.

Amy is Japanese-American. Born in Long Beach, CA, she has lived in Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and now lives in Orange County, CA.

  1. “Experience is never limited and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web, of the finest silken threads, suspended in the chamber of consciousness and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue. It is the very atmosphere of the mind.” – From “The Art of Fiction” by Henry James ↩︎