Nhu (Anna) Tran, a junior from Atlanta, GA, currently attends Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Following personal experiences in her past, she grew to become passionate about her culture and background and always encourages others to look with pride towards their identity. Passionate about writing as well, she is on the board of her school newspaper, the Exonian, and is a Senior Board Writer of an organization called WEVision that works to empower women through connections to inspirational women from different career paths. She is founded and is the head of the Vietnamese Society at her school and is also on the Asian Advisory Board at her school which heads the Asian-identifying community on campus and works to organize various events. Anna Tran founded Seeing Myself Writing, a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to empower the Asian community and women through various pieces of work spanning all genres. On the side, she enjoys reading, playing tennis and volleyball, and listening to and playing music!
About Seeing Myself Writing
A junior at Phillips Exeter Academy, Anna Tran is the founder of Seeing Myself Writing. This non-profit organization aims to enhance the self-esteem of Asians/Asian Americans and women through the work of not only successful influential Asians and women in different career paths but also talented youth who aspire to be a part of this change. Seeing Myself Writing is a 501c3 non-profit that aims to enhance the self-esteem of Asian American girls and young women through increased visibility and access to Asian American women’s writing across all genres, and extending into other artistic work such as film, songwriting, and visual art. It is an online community that provides access to Asian American and women's work through their stories, films, writing, and other artistic work, aiming to empower and enhance the self-esteem of those often cast into the shadows through exposure to successful and influential people. Stemming from personal experiences, Anna Tran didn’t want others to have to endure that sense of being lost within yourself and feel the shame and insecurity she had formerly felt about herself and her identity as an Asian American and a female. Having matured and grown since, she created Seeing Myself Writing as a space where those often cast into the shadows, in particular women and the Asian community, could view the importance in their identity and connect across the cultural confines of their communities. To learn more, visit www.seeingmyselfwriting.com.