About Thet

Hello, I’m Thet Shein Win

A Burmese-American writer, artist, teacher, child of immigrants, and mother. My pronouns are she/her.

My training is in visual art (M.F.A. Mills) and cultural anthropology (M.A./Ph.D. Candidate ABD Stanford).

Professionally, I have exhibited and taught sculpture, curated art exhibitions, written about the brain and developed online courses for a neuroscience startup, and researched and presented academic papers at cultural anthropology conferences. Today I lead intimate writing circles for BIPOC communities.

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A few things about me:

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I once built a loveseat from used Harlequin romance novels.

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I spent 6 months solo traveling up the Yangtze River to study Buddhism in China.

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I exhibited a bathrobe sewn from 27 months of my saved cotton period rags.

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I researched visual artists’ identities and how cultural notions of creativity as a “gift” can undermine the ways people value and compensate artistic labor.

In 1993, I was the first family member to return to Burma since my parents had emigrated in 1961.

And yet, one of my most challenging albeit rewarding endeavors has been being part of a mixed-race marriage, navigating through parenthood, and managing domesticity—particularly during these tumultuous times of climate change, local and global inequity, racial and gender reckoning, and, oh yeah, a global pandemic.

Throughout these experiences, keeping a journal or sketchbook has helped me understand my truth, gain perspective, and make sense of the world.

As a certified Wild Writing teacher, I offer Lahpet Thoke BIPOC Writing Circles, a creative, cathartic, and intuitive writing practice based on Laurie Wagner’s Wild Writing, and inspired by Natalie Goldberg’s writing practice technique. My courses bring BIPOC voices together to explore and share in confidence and community.

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