Demian Yumei

is creating Conversations on Covert Abuse and the Healing Journey




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About Demian Yumei

Going Through Some Major Creative Changes!
I'm shifting gears in my creative focus.
I'm writing my mother's story now... not someday.

A verse from the first song I wrote on my healing journey is at the beginning of the above short intro video. Please listen to it. It's good example of who I am and what my vision, commitment and work is. I also invite you to read some of my posts here, perhaps visit my blog!

Together we can make a difference
In our world, in our lives.

My Background:
  • I'm a survivor of incest, a warrior of the heart.
  • I write and record songs and spoken word about the healing journey, specifically, recovering from covert abuse in its various forms.
  • I wrote Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, published by Illumination Arts, a children's book about the interconnectedness of life, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall.
  • I use creativity in my human rights activism, taking my performance pieces to the steps of Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. and in front of prisons on behalf of detained asylum seekers, to victims rights vigils and the candlelight vigils for the Students of Tiananmen Square for a number of years. Most recently, I performed at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City, my #MeToo moment.

My Current Projects:
  • Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse
  • Miyasan's Daughter, Creative Fiction/Memoir of my mother who was born in China, raised in Japan, and ten years after WWII came to the United States where I was born.
  • Keeping the Dream Podcast - work in progress, experimenting with format and recording/publishing schedule that doesn't interfere with my writing.

Abuse Silences You
Speak out. The world needs your voice and your dreams.

My dream is to make a difference through my art, one person, one heart at a time.

Patreon is my YES to my Dream.

If you’ve never been to Patreon, here's how it works.

  • Look over to the right. 
  • Pick a tier of monthly support you want to engage in. Claim the Benefits for that tier. All the Benefits from the previous tiers will be available to you, as well. 
  • Click the Benefit button for your tier and below, and follow directions. You'll be charged for the amount you choose at that time, and then monthly thereafter. And of course, you can cancel or switch your tier level of support at any time.
  • Voila! Congratulations! You're a full-fledged Patron of the Arts!


And there's no such thing as too small an amount.

This is important to remember, always. Not only here, but in every step you take toward your empowerment. Small steps count as much as large ones. Sometimes, they make the biggest difference. With all my heart, thank you!

Be true to your journey, to the light in your heart, to who you are and who you are becoming, always.

Keeping the Dream
Select a membership level
Kindred Spirits
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Create a community of kindred spirits with your presence.

  • Early access to general posts.
  • Exclusive access to Patreon-Only posts. 

And my delighted heart!

Fellow Travelers
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Walking the Healing Journey

  • Early access to most Keeping the Dream Podcast episodes. 
  • Exclusive access to Full Transcripts of Keeping the Dream Podcast episodes.
  • Plus all previous benefits.
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Music to inspire you on your journey. 

  • Download songs from my CD of the Healing Journey -- "For the Sake of Love"
  • All 11 songs written from my personal healing journey
  • Lyric PDF file
  • 2 EXTRA SONGS not on CD or available elsewhere: Songs of Change -- Something More and No Apologies with lyric PDF files. 
  • Plus all previous benefits. 
Loving Hearts
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Writing My Mother's Story -- A Life Long Dream 

  • Walk with me as I share my process as writer and daughter reclaiming her mother's legacy.
  • Sharing photos and audio recordings -- many of them exclusive to Loving Heart Patrons.
  • Early drafts of my writings of mother's life in China, Japan and the United States.
  • Plus all previous benefits.
Limited (20 of 20 remaining)
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Sharing the Creative Process Together

  • Join me in my creative process and share yours.
  • Shared Support of your creative process and projects
  • Give and receive feedback 
  • Plus all previous benefits
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Limited Availability

  • My Award-Winning  Children's Book: "Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes" about interconnectedness, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall. 
  • Sent to your home and autographed by me (while supplies last).
  • Personal handwritten thank you note from me.
  • Special acknowledgement as A Keeping the Dream Visionary of at least three months on whatever current project I'm working on.
  • Exclusive Downloadable mp3 file of the song I wrote for this book
  • Lyrics PDF file
  • Plus all previous rewards
$60 of $400 per month

"Just" a caterpillar, but the dreams of a butterfly.

$400 will enable me to continue my work.
  • $317 will go toward purchasing a set of ISBN numbers. 
  • $83 will help me with rent.
No matter how big or how small, your contribution makes a difference! Thank you!
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