Quote of the Week (4)
I recognized Helen Zia as soon as I saw her in the visiting room. She was surprised that I recognized her since we've only met in spirit. I saw her picture in Bamboo Girl about five years ago. Helen's face is unforgettable along with her '80s punk rock hairdo.
I thought I would be starstruck to meet her, but I wasn't. Just like when I met Yuri and Ishle, we kicked it like old friends. The hour and fifteen minutes we spent talking disappeared like seconds. When Helen told me that it was an honor for her to meet me, I knew that I was in the presence of greatness.
It's always humbling for me to meet Asian American OG role models like Yuri, Nellie, and Helen. They continue to give me guidance and inspiration through their actions.
So, Helen, it's an honor to meet you.