a curated selection of published work

Essays: On Growing Up

Forever Young – Archer Magazine, issue #14: the GROWING UP issue
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
How I felt watching Summer Heights High as a teenSBS Life
Let’s talk about sex – what I wish I knew as an Asian-Australian teen – SBS Life
How nerd camp saved my life – SBS Life
Shouldering ShameKill Your Darlings
O is for Online Dating – F is for Feminism
Hazy Dreams – Eyebag Magazine, issue 2
Changing Childhoods – Dear Damsels
Reclaiming My Independence – Feminartsy

Essays: On Race

Yellow Fever – Meanjin
Australia, please don’t use coronavirus as an excuse to be racist – Whimn
The Very Model of an Model Ethnic MinorityMeanjin, Summer 2018
AOC speech not racist, just code switchingEureka Street
Never again locked out by whiteness – Eureka Street
Dangerous Ideas (Republished) – The Berlin Review of Books
The fight for our stories is far from overSBS Life
Monkey BusinessOverland
Work – Where are you really from? zine
What Does it Actually Mean to ‘Put Australians First’? – Catalogue Magazine
Women of Colour are Superheroes Too – Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Newsletter
Sexual Racism: Why Do You Swipe Right? – The Quo

Essays: On Parents

The Upside of Illness: Behind the Chinese PatriarchHomer
Sending nudes is different when you have Chinese parents – SBS Voices
I hid my teen battle with depression from my parents – SBS Life
How to coax stories out of your quiet parentsSBS Life
Livin’ on a Prayer – Tincture Journal, Issue 20
Family Illnesses – mous magazine, Issue 3

Essays: On Culture

Junk mailSydney Review of Books
Fangirls: how a new musical celebrating teenage girls became a Brisbane festival hitThe Guardian
Engaging thoughtfully with racist Disney – Eureka Street
Why Arts Funding is More Important Than Ever – Catalogue Magazine
What I’m ReadingMeanjin Blog
Behind the Bamboo Screen – Brain Mill Press
Stories we grew up with: The Moon (China) – Djed Press
Cultural appropriation a year after Shriver furoreEureka Street


Prima Facie – The Saturday Paper
White Pearl – The Saturday Paper
Taming of the Shrew – The Saturday Paper
One Hundred Days (Alice Pung) – Australian Book Review
Our Town – Saturday Paper
The HolidaysThe Saturday Paper
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


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


New Marvels, New Lenses: A Podcast about DOCTOR STRANGE (2016) Podcast with Rachel Merrick, Amelia DiTommaso, hosted by Matthew Finch
Disobedient Daughters (exhibition in 2021 at the Counihan Gallery Melbourne) – participating writer