Kay’s family fled communist regimes three times. Now she uses her work to face the regime in its modern, global form.
Escaping Russia, 1920s
Both Kay’s paternal and maternal grandparents were religious believers in Russia, so they became targets of the Soviet Communists after the Russian Revolution in 1919. To survive, they made a dangerous journey over 5 years by foot to China.
Escaping China, 1950s
Kay’s father was born and raised in Harbin, China, speaking both Russian and Chinese. The family suffered famine and tragedy but were fortunate to escape to Australia in 1958.
Escaping Czechoslovakia, 1980s
Kay’s husband, David, was 7 years old when his parents left everything behind to flee Soviet Communist persecution in the former Czechoslovakia. They built new lives from scratch in Australia. They never could have imagined that the Berlin Wall would fall in their lifetimes. But it did.
Arrested & Imprisoned in China, 2001
Kay went to China in 2001 to appeal for an end to the brutal persecution of Falun Dafa (a traditional Chinese meditation practice). Her legal appeal was holding a banner with only three words: Truth, Compassion, Tolerance, the universal principles of Falun Dafa. She was arrested within 30 seconds and locked in a basement cell. Chinese police told Kay that “Truth, Compassion, Tolerance” is illegal in China.
After studying Fine Arts at college, Kay has worked as a professional in the production industry for over 20 years. She has produced hundreds of hours of programs for print, gaming, television, and the cinema. Many have won national and international acclaim.
Kay’s recent works have focused on China, communism, and true stories of courage in the USA.
Kay was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and now lives in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Kay is a a wife and proud mother of two teenagers who have learned how to discern media bias (and socialist agendas) in media and entertainment, while still being able to enjoy the best of it!