“I wanted to find myself in the books I was reading,” Cho told NBC News.
“I was originally scared out of my wits attending writing workshops but it was an extremely welcoming and nurturing space,” Cho said.
By sharing her own experience in order to fill a gap, Cho is resonating and connecting with other young women.
She has also released her book of poetry “In the Tongue of Ghosts” — a four-year project published by Youth Speaks’ printing press, First World Press.
RELATED: Celebrating Asian-American Poets: Emerging Writers to Read”To young Asian Americans, I would say your stories and experiences and what you’re going through are valid and they really matter,” Cho said.