Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

The Family I Joined

What was it like to be her, my mother-in-law in the Bay Area in the seventies? I know there were not many Asians out here in Contra Costa County back then. Not really. To be fresh from Korea, married to Read more…


The Family We Have

We told the boys we will be adopting a baby sister. This is what I know about family so far: I come from a very large Mexican family. My mom had about 8 siblings (it’s hard to count exactly, with Read more…


Accidental Tourist at IKEA

Another surreal thing happened to me today. GK and I headed out to IKEA Emeryville, and of course I loved seeing some Goteburg cookies and identifying with the place, not just seeing it as a brand name, and then reading Read more…


Home Not Home

I’m washed out and feeling like the day should be over when it’s 5pm here in New Jersey and 2pm back home. Just finished the most uneventful part of our trip, and now we are in Newark, New Jersey- the Read more…


A Swedish Wedding

almost ready to leave us, with picture shadow korean family on swedish coast father of the bride awaits here they come the joining of two lives with promises baby Jack is proud the groom with son the bride & groom Read more…


The In-Betweens of Language

What I submitted to that show in San Francisco… Statement The power of communication lays far beyond the actual words acquired and used in the expression of information, feelings, intent, actualization, need, and desire. The innate knowledge of language and Read more…


Oh, Say… Can You See?

So I did a search, and I guess I write about race every now & then. It’s more so on my mind since I am submitting to a show on code-switching, the linguistic term that refers to going back & Read more…