June 26, 2022

Creating My Abundance w/ Marpheen Chann

Creating My Abundance w/ Marpheen Chann

TW: Discussions of intergenerational & adoptee trauma

(S7, EP 5) Marpheen Chann joined me for this week's episode. He's a queer Khmer American community advocate and now an author of his new memoir. We spent time talking about his memoir, going through his family's struggle with the US refugee resettlement after the Khmer Rouge genocide, and going through his experiences being adopted. We shared about what healing means in breaking the intergenerational trauma and honoring his wellness.  Don't miss out on this episode and don't forget to order your copy of his memoir which you can order at https://www.amazon.com/Moon-Full-Modern-Coming-Age/dp/1952143357



Marpheen Chann is the author of a memoir titled “Moon in Full” coming out June 2022 from Islandport Press.  He is a thinker, writer, advocate, and speaker on social justice, equity, and inclusion. As a gay, first-generation Asian American born in California to a Cambodian refugee family and later adopted by an evangelical, white working-class family in Maine, Marpheen uses a mix of humor and storytelling to help people view topics such as racism, xenophobia, and homophobia through an intersectional lens.

Marpheen Chann has a strong commitment to public service and serves as:

  • At-Large Charter Commissioner, City of Portland, Maine (Elected)
  • President, Khmer Maine
  • Member, Maine Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Member, Planning Board for the City of Portland, Maine
  • Board Member, Equality Community Center in Portland, Maine

Marpheen lives in Portland, Maine. He works in the nonprofit and advocacy sector and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine and a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.

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