Born in Toronto, Bernice heard songs and stories in Cantonese that created a magical world of rich traditions – elders telling ancient folk tales, as well as personal stories about the railway, the head tax and the struggle for the rights of full citizenship. At university she studied fine arts, upon graduation Bernice performed as an actor, and then co-hosted a CBC radio program. As an arts educator, Bernice has made over 900 visits to schools and libraries and led numerous workshops for teachers. Her storytelling performances have highlighted many multicultural events at Canadian conferences, festivals and museums. Her recent activities include: an invitation to the Singapore International Storytelling Festival, speaking engagements with Citizenship & Immigration Canada, youth workshops supported by the Canada Council as well as touring elementary schools in rural Ontario and theTD Canadian Children’s Book Week Tour. “Citizenship Rights" is a story told with origami (created by Bernice Hune). Folding shirts in a laundry, Mr. Yip tells of WWII veterans returning home to battle their own government for the right to vote.