About

Huiying B. Chan 陳慧瑩 is a writer, multimedia storyteller, and cultural organizer from New York City with roots in the Toisanese diaspora. 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. As a current Open City Fellow at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Huiying is covering stories of intergenerational arts and activism in Chinatown. Their writing has recently been published in Culture Push’s PUSH/PULL Journal, The Blueshift Journal, and the Asian American Journal of Psychology. Huiying has received fellowships and awards from the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation, American Education Research Association, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Random House, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Their work is rooted in memory, intergenerational histories, cultural preservation, healing, and cultivating joy. In their free time, they can be found in Chinatown’s bakeries eating chicken pies and online exploring the teachings of the universe, such as how parrotfish change genders multiple times throughout their lives, and how millions of snowflakes together create storms.

 

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