Yen-Rong is a writer, reader, musician, scientist, and an aspiring academic.
She is 23 years old, and completed an Honours degree studying English Literature at The University of Queensland in 2016. She completed a Bachelor of Science/Arts, majoring in Biomedical Science (specialising in genetics) and English Literature in 2015.
She is particularly interested in South-East Asian women’s writing, Asian Australian fiction, and postcolonial Gothic literature. She is the founder and editor in chief of Pencilled In, a magazine dedicated to showcasing work by young Asian Australian artists, and is a Queensland Writers Centre Ambassador. She blogs for Rambutan Literary, and is an editor at Umbel & Panicle. She also tweets as part of the team at @Read_Women, and is in charge of Twitter and the e-Newsletter for Hot Chicks with Big Brains. Her work has been published by The Guardian, Feminartsy, Overland, The Lifted Brow, Brain Mill Press, and more.
She has worked in a number of different industries in a variety of roles, including retail, hospitality, in SEO, a contact call centre, and as an office manager. She has also volunteered at World Science Festival Brisbane (2016) and the Brisbane Writers Festival (2014-2016). She is a massive tea lover, and currently the proud owner of a beautiful cat, way too much Mimco, and a ridiculous number of books.