I am a Japanese Taiwanese American writer currently working on The Night Parade, a memoir-in-essays. During the day, I serve as the Senior Editor at Anti-Racism Daily, a newsletter with over 100,000 subscribers. During the night–when the fabric between the living and the dead is most permeable–I write about the things that scare me. I am represented by Stephanie Delman of Sanford J. Greenburger & Associates.
In 2016, I received a Creative Artists’ Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, which allowed me to research and write in Japan for four months. Previously, I won an inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant from We Need Diverse Books in 2015 and a Sterling Watson Fellowship from Writers in Paradise in 2017. As the current Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow Mental Illness Fellow, I also use my writing to explore my bipolar I disorder.
With my sister, artist Cori Lin, I runs ROKUROKUBI, an ongoing visual narrative project. I received my MFA in creative nonfiction from the Pennsylvania State University, and my work has appeared in The New York Times, Electric Literature, Passages North, [PANK], The Baltimore Review, the anthology What God is Honored Here? (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) and other publications. Read my writing here.
When I’m not writing or reading or editing, I’m usually running after my toddler or making some kind of excruciatingly slow handicraft.