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about hclou

hc (she/her/hers) is an angry gemini earth dragon, multiracial, asian, queer, cisgender and gender expansive, disabled, survivor/surviving, anxious, and depressed womxn of color tattoo and visual artist based in st. paul, Mni-sota, which is the hxstorical occupied land of the Dakota peoples.​


hc is from the torrance/gardena, california area, the home of the Kizh peoples. she spent her childhood with her Taishanese grandmother eating persimmons and learning about community through food, storytelling, and a good game of mahjong with the aunties.​  


in her spare time, hc loves birdwatching, snuggling loon and hoshigaki (her cattle dogs), hiking for self-care, playing her ukulele, roller skating, cooking, and causing good trouble.​

education & professional experiences

hc has a bachelor of science in public relations and humanities from San José State University (2009) and master of education in higher education and student affairs administration from University of Vermont (2012). she has over a decade of experience as a higher education administrator, researcher, and community engaged artist. 

hc's research areas include: critical race theory, critical mixed race studies, disability studies, feminist studies, queer studies, assessment utilizing art and creativity, communications, and equity and inclusion efforts. she has developed assessment tools for nonprofit, corporate, and learning organizations, as well as has conducted climate studies for organizations hoping to improve employee and client experiences. hc thrives in dynamic environments and shared learning spaces that center curiosity, joy, and intergenerational healing efforts.  

she has worked with organizations such as ACPA- College Educators International, NASPA, NCORE, University of Minnesota, Macalester College, Hamline University, Carleton College, Smith College, Sesame Street, InfoBase, AllBirds, Athleta, Springboard for the Arts, Northern Lights, Funny Asian Women Kollective, University of California Berkeley, University of California Davis, and many more. 


as a tattoo artist, hc has completed a 200-hour tattoo apprenticeship with the state of Minnesota. she is blood borne pathogens safety certified and has taken multiple trainings regarding trauma informed practices. her art centers queer, trans, disabled, fat, femme, black, indigenous, mixed, and people of color.

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