2023 Tales of Teacup Awardees

2023 The Tales of Teacup Six Awardees

This year we have a new author, Lily Li-Nagy, who published her poem “The Shape of Peace, Love, & Unity,” illustrated by her father Don Nagy, edited, and translated by her mom, Helen Ji Li.

Having worked with Helen as a translator and language teacher for over a decade, it was an opportunity to extend this year’s ‘Tales of Teacups’ awards to those who exhibited service to the Asian Community.

There are three awardees for the Teacups designed by Lily and Helen this year:

  • Michelle Wu, Mayor of Boston, MA
  • Kim Janey, CEO & President, EMPath, Boston, MA
  • Erin Naumann, Community Outreach, Showa Boston, MA
  • Charmaine

Publisher, Rochelle O’Neal Thorpe, has also created her teacups this year for the Gummy’s Garden Awardees:

  • Charmaine L. Arthur, CEO, Freedom House, Boston, MA
  • Milly Arbaje-Thomas, CEO, METCO, INC, Boston, MA
  • Erin Muirhead-McCarty, Executive Director, Community Art Center, Cambridge, MA
  • Kevin Royal Sibley, Interim CEO, Lena Park Community Development Corporation

The Awardees will have handpainted cups designed after the titled works.