Ying Siu is an illustrator who grew up in Hong Kong and is now living in New York. Before becoming an illustrator, she was a flight attendant who loved to observe people’s behaviour. Her work can be found at yingsiu.com.
I don’t know much about my great-grandmother other than that she was an immigrant from Japan, born somewhere in the south near Fukuoka or Yamaguchi-ken. She married my great-grandfather, a second-generation Japanese American born in Hawaiʻi. He wasn’t a particularly nice guy nor successful in business, and was possibly abusive. She gave birth to one son and six daughters. She died young, suffering from kidney failure and perhaps poverty. She may also have been the first Christian in our family.