Welcome to EB Words
EB Words is a media site run and operated by Emeri Burks to bring you compelling articles, interviews, studies, stories, and perspectives for your heart and mind to snack on.
From one who grew up on both sides of the world comes a perspective forged through radical compassion, integrity, and truth. These words were made to make the world a better place.
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Mission Statement and Values
No one deserves to be read if they aren't first willing to confess to their agenda. I would like you to read me, and so am obliged to tell you all the dirty details of why, how, and for whom I'm writing.
We need each other, and owe it to ourselves to know and celebrate each other. Through understanding perspectives outside of our own, we are wiser, stronger, and capable ourselves.
Our world faces great challenges, and I believe we are capable of meeting them. But to change our world, we must intimately know it. I hope EB Words helps you towards this end.
A Promise to you:
In return for your attention and voice in the conversation, I'll endeavor to speak my love and vision for this planet with brutal honesty, empathy, and humility. Today content consumers are the gods of the new age, and some homage is due.
I will get deep, personal, political, and human. I will represent my voice as faithfully as I can.
I will faithfully and passionately represent the world around me as much as I am able. I will be a reminder in how to listen to each other, how to speak with integrity and unconditional respect, and how to be hopeful about our future.
Priorities in Coverage
Why everyone should be paying more attention to China - with the newest top power in the world becoming radically conservative and Mercurial, their problems will soon be our problems. (See China Topics)
Why everyone should be paying more attention to what's happening to American Democracy - It really is the end of democracy when we cease to be able to speak to each other, have free and independent press, and faith in our ability to self-determine. (See USA topics)
Stories of the new global family - We are incredible people. When possible I want to bring the voices of incredible contributors in their communities with incredible perspectives to share. Expect interviews in the future with Americans and the rest of the international family. (See Travel topics)
Views on the world - What lessons I've brought back from Canton and the World - My story too is unique, and I've learned a lot of lessons along the way on how to be better neighbors and a little more humble. I share them because I'd explode otherwise. (See Social Commentary)
The topics you believe need focus - If it's important to you, it's important period. I hope to take on board requests and direction from my readers to better connect with the world about the world. (Sign Up for free and join the member conversations)
I used the privilege of my English speaking tongue to see 18 countries around the Asian Pacific. I collected a lifetime of memories and grew immeasurably from the beautiful people I met. Today I consider myself a "3rd Culture Kid-ult" - not American or Chinese, but some mixture of both cultures defining who I am.
The more I travel the more I realize, we're the same. We all want to live, love, see, relish, be, and share. The world inspires me and I want to live my life breaking down the walls between us.
I have to confess that I'm a serious windbag - I've always been that nerdy kid who's from everywhere and will talk your ear off at parties. I can't help it, I have a million crazy stories to share about all the places, people, and cultures I've seen.
For a decade I lived in China and explored Southeast Asia discovering day by day that I was a pretty ignorant and sheltered, American, white girl. Today I try as hard as I can not to be and occasionally make a good job of it.
I do work freelance and contract work producing Editorial, Special Interest, Travel, Reviews, and more in written, visual, and AV mediums.
See my portfolio and arrangements for content at my professional site by clicking HERE
Facebook is EB Words Regional Headquarters. Short of this website, nowhere else is so much going on.
Twitter is EB Words Public Activism's main front. Follow for local participatory journalism with regular updates on articles and EB Words
Reddit is where the EB Words conversations happen. Follow public forums on key topics and share your own thoughts at length.
Instagram is for EB Words Graphic Designs and visual media. See my Chinese calligraphy and other visual creations here.
YouTube is my primary video content host. You'll find original subtitled media linked around here plus diving and droning MVs.
SoundCloud hosts my audio only content. This includes performed Spoken Word Pieces and may one day include my podcast series.
LinkedIn keeps things strictly professional. You can check out my professional background to decide whether you want to collaborate with me.
WeChat is my seldom used connection to my Chinese self. I don't post content here (for obvious reasons), but i am reachable (scan) for those living in the Red.
Discord is Patreon's new pet networking platform. One day you may find live trainings and townhalls here for member only services.