Melissa Hung is a writer and independent journalist. Her work as a journalist examines issues related to communities of color. A former newspaper reporter, she co-founded Hyphen, an award-winning magazine about Asian American culture, and led the publication for more than five years as its editor in chief. Melissa also directed WritersCorps, a nationally-recognized arts education program and founded Slant: Bold Asian American Images, an annual film festival. On occasion, she makes short films herself. She is a Voices of our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) alumna. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Catapult, Shondaland, and Pacific Standard, among others. A native of Houston, she lives in San Francisco where she enjoys recycling and composting, but misses Tex-Mex and cafeterias.
Likes: cheese, chilaquiles, bargains, faux fur
Dislikes: water getting stuck in your ear after swimming
Southern Fried Asian: Melissa Hung — The Nerds of Color (2017)
Angry Reader of the Week — Angry Asian Man (2012)
Believe the Hyph — SFGate (2007)
Nomnomnom Haiku | Food reviews + haiku = nomnomnom haiku
Hyphen | Asian American culture, with substance and sass
Slant: Bold Asian American Images | Asian American film, deep in the heart of Texas (2001-2015)
melissa@melissahung [dot] xyz
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