KonMari Newsletter: Embracing the Time Being

It’s precisely because we are all so intimately interconnected that we can create collective change by changing ourselves. Marie talks about how, by tidying your own room, you will set off a chain reaction, and others in your house will begin to tidy, too. This is true for other qualities, like kindness and compassion and environmental awareness. We clean up our own act first. We do our best to inspire—quietly, patiently, and by example—knowing that we will keep trying no matter what.
— Ruth Ozeki

The Washington Post Podcast: Other: Mixed Race in America

The privacy that reading fiction gave me, that sense of solitude [while] also being in company [of] another mind was...very important to me, and very precious. From a very early age, I wanted to do that. I wanted to make that same kind of magic happen.
— Ruth Ozeki

May 5, 2017
The Washington Post, Alexandra Laughlin
How Ruth Ozeki Renamed Herself
Other: Mixed Race in America Podcast

LIT HUB: RED INK SERIES PANEL DISCUSSION ON WRITING THE BODY

We’re blessed with these imaginations and empathy is not something passive. It’s active. It’s something that we can do both as writers and as readers.
— Ruth Ozeki

December 6, 2016
Literary Hub
Writing the Body: Trauma, Illness, Sexuality and Beyond
Red Ink Reading Series with Ruth Ozeki, Eileen Myles, Porochista Khakpour, Anna March, and Alexandra Kleeman, hosted by Michele Filgate

Tricycle: The Face in the Mirror, a book about the process of staying with

The book is about is the process of staying with: staying with one’s thoughts, even when they become boring or painful; staying with one’s face even when it is no longer so young and pleasing to look at; staying with one’s life, even as the losses loom and gather.
— Noelle Oxenhandler on Ruth Ozeki's The Face: A Time Code

Fall 2016
Tricycle Magazine
The Face in the Mirror
Noelle Oxenhandler