Tasha Jun: Tell Me the Dream Again
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Tasha Jun in conversation with Tanorria Askew on May 20th at 11am!
They will discuss Tasha’s new book: Tell Me the Dream Again: Reflections on Family, Ethnicity, & the Sacred Work of Belonging , followed by a Q&A.
This talk is suitable for all ages. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at the talk.
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Tell Me the Dream Again: Reflections on Family, Ethnicity, and the Sacred Work of Belonging
“I’ve always felt unfit as a Korean but somehow too Korean everywhere else.”
Tasha Jun has always been caught between worlds: American and Korean, faith and doubt, family devotion and fierce independence. As a Korean American, she wandered between seemingly opposing worlds, struggling to find a voice to speak and a firm place for her feet to land.
The world taught Tasha that her Korean normal was a barrier to belonging—that assimilation was the only way she would ever be truly accepted. But if that were true, did that mean God had made a mistake in knitting her together?
Told with tender honesty and compelling prose, Tell Me the Dream Again is a memoir-in-essays exploring
• what it means to be biracial in America today
• the joy and healing that comes with embracing every part of who we are, and
• how our identity in Christ is tightly woven with the unique colors, scents, and culture he’s given us.
We are not outsiders to God. When we let all the details of ourselves unfold—when we embrace who we were divinely knit together to be—this is when we’ll fully experience his perfect love.
Tasha Jun is a Korean American melancholy dreamer, wife to Matt, mom to Asher, Timo and Everly. She grew up in a multicultural and biracial home, and because of that, she’s spent her life navigating cultural collisions and liminal space. She sees the world best through stories and poetry. She is passionate about helping others notice beauty and embrace themselves as wholly beloved image bearers. She writes about everyday life and cultural and ethnic identity, and writing has always been the way God has led her towards the hope of shalom.
Tasha is a monthly contributor at (in)Courage. She’s also written for publications like Relevant, The Mudroom, PAX, SheLoves Magazine, MOPs, Everyday Faith, Think Christian and others. She lives in the greater Indianapolis area with her husband and three children. Her debut book, Tell Me the Dream Again, releases in May.
Tanorria Askew is a passionate home cook turned Chef. Tanorria works as a personal chef, creative entrepreneur, and social justice activist. Her work amplifies the intersection of food and social justice.
Tanorria has a keen sense of flavor and prides herself on making everything she cooks memorable. With her cooking roots originating from Tennessee, Tanorria has fun putting a modern spin on American Comfort Food.
A 2016 contestant on MasterChef hosted by Gordon Ramsay, Tanorria walked away as the 4th best home cook in America.
Tanorria was the champion and practitioner for Indiana’s largest credit union’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, leading the charge in winning the Indianapolis Mayor ’s Celebration of Diversity Award. During that time blended her passion for cooking and her passion for D&I to create Unity Tables. A safe space for women of different races, cultures, and backgrounds to sit around a dinner table and share their hearts as a way to create unity.
Since launching her creative entrepreneur career, Tanorria has had the privilege of speaking to audiences as a Keynote speaker, Emcee, and Panelist about her significant career shift, diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and the courage it takes to chase dreams.
Tanorria not only teaches cooking and anti-racism through virtual learning opportunities and speaking engagements, she also co-hosts a podcast, Black Girls Eating, where she and Candace of FoodLoveTog celebrate black culture, justice, black girl magic, and well seasoned food.
A seat at Tanorria’s Table will nourish your body with food and your soul with justice.
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