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Grant’s Pass, OR

Welcome. My name is Azra. I’m a multimedia storyteller and friend of Mother Earth.

I was born and raised on the island of O’ahu, in Waipahu, Hawai’i, on Kanaka Maoli land. My father’s family is from the island of Boriken, and my mother’s originally from the Philippines.

I’m grateful to be alive during these transformative times and I hope that my gifts of story make a difference, somehow.

Hawai’i Island w/ spouse & furbaby

  • Novel: I Heard the Pastor’s Daughter is Gay

    I wrote this book in another life, lol. It was published in 2012 by Regal Crest Enterprises. Unfortunately, due to life’s circumstances, I had to part ways with the publisher. The truth is that I stumbled onto a film set and fell in love. But that’s a whole other story. Fiction will always be my…

  • Short Story: The Night My Shadow Came Home

    Short Story: The Night My Shadow Came Home

    Photo credit: Umberto Shaw I remember how he used to visit me everynight, holding me in the dark, a cold pistol to my temple. The rage and pain rocked me like a crack baby, while I spat prayers of peace and silence between the waves of grief and coughing snot. I’d come to depend on…

  • Short Story: My Friend Grief

    Short Story: My Friend Grief

    Grief is my visitor. He won’t stay long, yet long enough. I recall the night he knocked on my door. The shadows of my newfound solitude invited me inward. I was pleased with myself, and deserving of a reward for making a difficult decision. In a pleasant mood, I was about to open a bottle…

  • Short Story: The Reluctant Hero

    Short Story: The Reluctant Hero

    I’m standing on a high cliff, overlooking some foreign ocean. The night is falling upon the scene, as starlight breaks through the darkening blue sky, and I. I’m barefoot and shirtless. My hands are empty, too. The salty breeze chills my skin, but I am transfixed by the sight of the ocean, its magnificent beauty,…