Huiying B. Chan is a creative writer, multimedia storyteller, and cultural organizer from New York City with roots in the Toisanese diaspora. Their work is rooted at the intersections of collective healing, writing, and community-building.
They are a recent Open City Fellow at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, where they reported on stories of intergenerational arts and activism in Chinatown. In 2016-2017, Huiying received the Knafel Fellowship to travel solo to Chinatowns in eight countries around the world documenting global stories of migration and resilience across the diaspora.
Huiying has received fellowships and awards from the Kairos Fellowship, Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation, American Education Research Association, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Random House, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In their free time, they can be found in Chinatown’s bakeries eating chicken pies and exploring the teachings of the universe.