Page 9 of Memoir: Foolishly Brave Unconditionally Blessed, From a Chinese Girl to American Working Mother

April 4, 2022 by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. founder, Touch Display Research Inc.

Paperback version of the memoir is available on Amazon website.

Below is page 9 of my: “Memoir: Foolishly Brave Unconditionally Blessed, From a Chinese Girl to American Working Mother”.

(Continued from page 8)

I was only six years old, but I knew it wasn’t a good thing to put manure on someone’s hair. These two boys were just laughing about it.

I don’t know where I got the courage, but I said to the two boys, “Don’t do that to Xiaoxia.”

The two looked at me and each other, and then laughed and continued to put manure on Xiaoxia’s head.

The two boys were bigger than me. I wouldn’t win a fight. I didn’t even know how to fight at six years old. So I just said, “I’ll tell your parents!” Actually, I only knew those boys lived on the other side of the village, but I didn’t know which house was theirs. I walked behind a house and walked a circle. When I came back the two boys were gone. Xiaoxia was still standing there crying. I took Xiaoxia’s hand and we tried to use a stick to take the manure off in her hair. It was almost dark, so I walked Xiaoxia home.

When I returned to my grandparent’s home, I told them what happened. My grandpa said, “Those bad boys! They bully a girl without a mother!” My grandma sighed, “Aaaee. Poor kids without a mother.”

Twelve years later I was about eighteen and a freshman in college. During winter vacation I took a bus and visited my grandparents in the village. All my childhood friends came to see me. Xiaoxia had grown to a seventeen-year-old woman. I hardly recognized her. She told me that she still remembered the time I helped to save her from the bullies.

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About Touch Display Research Inc.

Touch Display Research, Inc. ( is a technology market research and consulting firm specializing in touch screen and emerging display technologies such as OLED displays, quantum dots, flexible displays, e-paper displays, ITO-replacement, Active pen, near-eye displays, smart windows, micro & mini LED, gesture controls, voice controls, eye controls and Batteries. Touch Display Research helps technology companies grow and connecting their technologies to the marketplace. We have been writing about OLED industry for over 10 years. We were the first company to publish Quantum Dot market reports. We were the first company to publish Active Pen market report, and ITO-replacement market report.  We have always been there to analyze new and emerging technologies. Touch Display Research provides reports, consulting, and due diligence to touch suppliers, display manufacturers, semiconductor companies, consumer electronics ODMs/OEMs, material suppliers, investors and venture capitalists. Battery Market Research is a subsidiary division of Touch Display Research, and focuses on battery technologies and market. For report and consulting, please visit our website: 

About the Author

Dr. Jennifer K. Colegrove is the founder and CEO of Touch Display Research Inc. (, a market research and consulting firm that focuses on touch screen, display, sensor, battery and emerging technologies.

Dr. Colegrove has over twenty years of industry experience.  She holds many analyst “firsts”: She was the first analyst to write a comprehensive touch screen industry report since 2006 (therefore, she is called “Doctor Touch” by her colleagues); she was the first analyst to write an active pen industry report since 2013; she was the first analyst to write an ITO-replacement industry report since 2013; she was the first analyst to write a quantum dot industry report since 2013; she was the first analyst to write a touchless HMI industry report since 2014.

She has authored over one hundred market forecast reports and over one hundred published articles. She is frequently quoted by media and industry press including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and Bloomberg. Dr. Colegrove has been a featured speaker and session chairperson at over one hundred worldwide conferences. Dr. Colegrove has advised over two hundred companies through her standard reports or consulting projects in recent years.

She has five patent applications with one U.S. patent granted.

Dr. Colegrove has a Ph.D. from the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University in Ohio. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors from Peking University in Beijing, China. To learn more about Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and her work, you can visit the website:  or