Photo portrait of Melissa Hung, an Asian American woman, standing against a pink wall.

Photo by Andria Lo

Melissa Hung is a writer and journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Longreads, Pacific Standard, and Catapult, where she writes a column about chronic pain called “Pain in the Brain.” A former newspaper reporter, she is the founding editor in chief of Hyphen. Melissa also directed WritersCorps, a nationally-recognized arts education program. She is a VONA fellow and the recipient of artist grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission. A native of Houston, she lives in San Francisco where she enjoys recycling and composting but misses Tex-Mex and cafeterias.

 cheese, chilaquiles, bargains, faux fur

Dislikes: water getting stuck in your ear after swimming

Press & Appearances

Chinatown’s Endangered Banquet Halls — Fifth & Mission Podcast

How Will Chinatown Survive? — Fifth & Mission Podcast

KERA’s Think — with Krys Boyd

Southern Fried Asian Podcast — with Keith Chow

Angry Reader of the Week — Angry Asian Man

Hot 20 Under 40 Nominee Melissa Hung Awarded by Michelle Obama — 7×7

Believe the Hyph — SFGate


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