Writing

Non Fiction

2019

Fangirls: how a new musical celebrating teenage girls became a Brisbane festival hitThe Guardian
The Trauma of Discipline: What constitutes a reasonable chastisement? – Griffith Review 65: Crimes and Punishments
I was bullied because I was a soft target, not because I was “unlikeable”SBS Voices
Sending nudes is different when you have Chinese parentsSBS Voices
Desire (Romeo & Juliet) – Story (QPAC)
How I felt watching Summer Heights High as a teenSBS Life
AOC speech not racist, just code switchingEureka Street

2018

The Very Model of an Model Ethnic MinorityMeanjin, Summer 2018
Still a long way to go – period – Eureka Street
How nerd camp saved my life – SBS Life
The fight for our stories is far from overSBS Life
I hid my teen battle with depression from my parentsSBS Life
Let’s talk about sex – what I wish I knew as an Asian-Australian teen – SBS Life
Work – Where are you really from? zine
How to coax stories out of your quiet parentsSBS Life
Never again locked out by whiteness – Eureka Street

2017

Livin’ on a Prayer – Tincture Journal, Issue 20
The pay gap bowl-out in women’s sports – The Quo
Hazy Dreams – Eyebag Magazine, issue 2
Shouldering ShameKill Your Darlings
Stories we grew up with: The Moon (China)Djed Press
What I’m Reading
Meanjin Blog
Cultural appropriation a year after Shriver furoreEureka Street
Sexual Racism: Why Do You Swipe Right? – The Quo
Mu’ooz and Rainbow Beer: Two food-related social enterprises supporting refugees and LGBTQI+ rights – The Quo
Women of Colour are Superheroes Too – Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Newsletter
Storytelling in F MinorDear Damsels
Monkey BusinessOverland
Enough Exposure: Why We Pay Our WritersDjed Press
Family Illnesses – mous magazine, Issue 3
Putting On My Best Face – The Quo
In Sheep’s ClothingNoted Festival
What Does it Actually Mean to ‘Put Australians First’? – Catalogue Magazine
We’re Coming to Swamp You All – The Quo
Catalogue of CuriositiesNoted Festival
So You Studied Arts. Now What?The Cusp
Shut Them Down: Australia’s Abusive Offshore Detention Estategal-dem
Reclaiming My IndependenceFeminartsy
Dear Television: Let’s Stop Wondering if Australia is Racist – Catalogue Magazine
Body of workThe Tempest

2016

What Happens When Your Parents Don’t Take Your Depression Seriously- Catalogue Magazine
Why Arts Funding is More Important Than Ever – Catalogue Magazine
Australia, I’m Tired of Your Casual Racism – Catalogue Magazine
In Pieces – Thistle Magazine
The Upside of Illness: Behind the Chinese PatriarchHomer
No, Cultural Appropriation is Not a ‘Passing Fad’ or ‘Political Correctness Gone Mad’ – Catalogue Magazine (Republishing of ‘Dangerous Ideas’)
Dangerous Ideas (Republished) – The Berlin Review of Books
On Summer Fashion and Feminism – Eleanor: A Zine
Dropping Stitches – The Regal Fox
Learning to Reject TraditionDear Damsels
Changing Childhoods – Dear Damsels
O is for Online Dating – F is for Feminism
Behind the Bamboo Screen – Brain Mill Press

Older

Innovation vs. Jobs and Growth – Semper Floreat
Questions of Home, Questions of Taste  – Rambutan Literary
Kick it to the Kerb – Semper Floreat
The Trouble with Davids – Semper Floreat
An Open Letter – Semper Floreat


Reviews

Disobedient Daughtersun Projects
Review: David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short, eds. The Near and the Far: New Stories from the Asia-Pacific regionSoutherly Journal: 77.2, The Long Apprenticeship
Review: A Greater Music by Bae Suah, translated by Deborah Smith – Structo Magazine
A Response to ‘One the Bear’Hot Chicks with Big Brains
Will We Be Right?: Melanie Cheng’s Australia Day
Kill Your Darlings
‘How Australian is Australian Enough?’: A Review of Roanna Gonsalves’ The Permanent Resident – The Lifted Brow
Single Asian Female: No Topic is Taboo in Michelle Law’s Impressive Debut – The Guardian


Interviews

Faizal Abdullah and “Hawa”Pencilled In
Edith Podesta and “Bitch: Origin of the Female Species”Pencilled In
A Woman Reimagining the Limits of Science: Marielle Ong – The Quo
A Woman Reimagining the Limits of Science: Nathalie Farah – The Quo
Next Gen Composer John Rotar Talks World Premiere – CutCommon
A Woman Reimagining the Limits of Science: Josephine Dias – The Quo


Fiction

The Land of the New Year – Koru Mag, Issue 2
Storm – Djed Press
Firecracker – Halo Lit Magazine
Azure – Rambutan Literary
More – Stripped Lit
Summer – Effervescent Magazine
Tremblings – Halcyon
Climbing, Reaching- – The Regal Fox
Extinguishing – Miniatures


Press/Mentions

YEN-RONG WONG: Tearing apart the Asian woman stereotype, one word at a time – The Pin
Working with Words: Yen-Rong Wong – Wheeler Centre
A Conversation with Yen-Rong WongLiminal Magazine
Best Feminist Books
Writers Bloc
Interview with Marisa Wikramanayake (Diversity Roundup, Jan-Feb 2017) – Australian Women Writers
Q&A: Yen-Rong Wong of Pencilled In (& HCwBB!) – Hot Chicks with Big Brains
Pencilled In – UQ Blog


Other

New Marvels, New Lenses: A Podcast about DOCTOR STRANGE (2016) Podcast with Rachel Merrick, Amelia DiTommaso, hosted by Matthew Finch