Yen-Rong is a writer, reader, musician, scientist, and an aspiring academic.
She is 22 years old, and has recently completed an Honours year studying English Literature at The University of Queensland. 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. 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 for Hot Chicks with Big Brains. Her work has been published by The Guardian, Feminartsy, Brain Mill Press, Catalogue Magazine, Homer, The Regal Fox, and F is for Feminism.
Yen-Rong will be an artist at Noted Festival and Emerging Writers Festival in 2017, and was a panellist at UN Youth Queensland’s state conference in 2017.
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.