My Heart of Rice: Poems
Before Ashley Lanuza attended UCLA for Psychology and Film Media studies, she began exploring her sense of self. Born in America to an immigrant Filipino family, Ashley has made it her mission to explore identity and how it influences our memories and the paths we choose to take in life. Ms. Lanuza contends that it all begins in childhood "with its roller coaster of changes" and progresses throughout adulthood -- an ever-changing "work in progress." Her book of poetry, My Heart of Rice, is a collection of her experiences in self-identity and understanding.