Eva's Story (Eva Wong Nava)

   

๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ ๐ข๐ซ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž -- ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ž! 

๐’๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐›๐จ๐ซ๐ง ๐จ๐ง ๐š ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ. 

๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ ๐ข๐ซ๐ฅ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐๐š๐ฒ-๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง. ๐’๐ก๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ. ๐€๐ง๐, ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ง ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐›๐ซ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ก. 

๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐ข๐๐ง'๐ญ ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ซ, ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ญ๐ž. ๐’๐จ๐จ๐ง, ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐Ÿ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฎ๐ฉ, ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ซ ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž. 

๐–๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ ๐ข๐ซ๐ฅ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ซ, ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ -- ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ž. ๐’๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ซ ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ. ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ - ๐ฌ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ, ๐“๐ฎ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ๐ฌ - ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฅ๐ญ ๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž. ๐’๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ ๐จ ๐จ๐ง ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ. ๐๐จ๐ญ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ, ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ง -- ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ. ๐’๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ข๐œ, ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ. ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ง๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ ๐ข๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฌ. ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐.

๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐๐ง'๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ . ๐“๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ ๐ข๐ซ๐ฅ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ง'๐ฌ ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ซ. ๐’๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ง ๐š ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ.

๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ฆ ๐ˆ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ? ๐๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ% ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ ๐ข๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ก. ๐ˆ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ง๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐›๐ฒ Inspiring Girls International, ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐Œ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฆ ๐†๐จ๐ง๐ณ๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ณ ๐ƒ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ณ.

I was inspired by Lorraine Lee, CIPP/E to share my story with you.


#inspiringgirls #inspiringothers #inspiringwomen

 

Eva Wong Nava was born on a tropical island where a merlion spurts water. Her ancestors braved monsoon winds sailing to British Malaya to plant roots in Southeast Asia. When the winds changed, they sailed again and found another home somewhere in the western hemisphere. She combines degrees in literature and art history and writes stories that explore identity, culture, and belonging. Eva has written an award-winning middle-grade novel and several picturebooks focussing on special educational needs. Her debut YA historical novel is published by Penguin Random House SEA, and she has forthcoming picture book biographies on artists in Southeast Asia. In the United Kingdom, she has forthcoming books with Scholastic UK and Walker Books, and with Candlewick Press in the U.S.A. Eva lives in London with her family, two scampering squirrels, and a regal fox. [141]

 

You can find out more about her here.

https://evawongnava.com

 



Editor's Note:  


I don't claim to know much about women. But women writer's I know something about. Eva in my opinion continues to change the world for the better with her writing. The mere mention of mental illness was unheard in the Asian world not even twenty years ago. And when I read  "Open: A Boy's Wayang Adventure" I was astounded and impressed. I wrote a review. I read it to my two young boys. What Eva Wang Nava has done for the world regarding this issue as well as being an Asian and a Woman is morally and artistically encouraging that the written word has a major place in our lives and can indeed change the world. I am humbled to know her and call her a friend. I am proud to be a writer because Eva is writer.


1 Comments

  1. much respect and from my heart thank you for being out there-- for us.

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