Born ethnic Chinese in South Korea, Michelle Yang is a proud immigrant "takeout kid" who grew up working in her family's Korean-influenced Chinese restaurant. She is a writer and advocate focused on the intersection of Asian American identity, feminism, and mental health and can be found @michelleyangwriter.
For generations since the early 1900s, Michelle's family on both sides relied on food—from selling handmade noodles and buns to soy oil—for their livelihoods, first, as Chinese immigrants in South Korea and now in the US. She began working in her family's takeout restaurant in Phoenix before the age 12. Now, she loves teaching her child to cook and savor Chinese and Korean dishes in celebration of their heritage.
Michelle has written essays and recipes for various outlets, including Taste of Home, Reader's Digest, Tripadvisor, and more.
University of Washington, MBA Marketing / Nonprofit Management
University of Arizona, BA International Studies / East Asian Relations (summa cum laude)
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