what about Ming?

Ming is the spouse of Laura-Marie.  They’ve been friends for more than ten years.  He’s brilliant, beautiful, and kind.  He’s sixth generation Bay Area Chinese-American.  Helpfully, he’s a semi-retired Registered Nurse.

Ming helps run Nevada Desert Experience with ardent devotion.  He does what he wants to do, but also does the stuff no one else wants to do.  Disabled and cute, he inter-depends with Laura-Marie all day and all night.  They are lucky to have one another.

Ming is a parent to two young adults.  He has narcolepsy and OCD, as well as a language-related learning disability.  He’s an artist!  He enjoys geography, hiking, cycling, spirituality, primitive skills.  Luckily, he likes being social in a way that Laura-Marie does not.  He climbed Mt Shasta years ago.

Ming helps run the Las Vegas Street Medics, which he loves.  He lives with Laura-Marie in community with the Las Vegas Catholic Worker.  He’s a double-certified permaculturist via Starhawk and keeps our gorgeous garden so alive.

Ming has nonbinary gender and uses he and they pronouns.  He has a bazillion friends all over the place, thanks to many projects and experiences.  He enjoys serving the hungry, meaningful anarchist work, and energizing fun.  “We’re activists–we should stay active!” he says.  One of his main life projects is trying to stay awake and be helpful in ways that don’t deplete his resources.

He also spends a lot of time helping Laura-Marie with her projects, like zine making, art, going to nature, feeling emotions, and the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective.  He’s become a great facilitator over the years.  Thank goodness he’s always changing and growing.


To learn more about Ming and narcolepsy, you can watch this Project Sleep interview.


Also, here’s a review on youtube of Ming’s narcolepsy zine With Intention.

You can contact Ming by email for any reason.  Please message him at  rkmlai at gmail.