Michelle Yang headshot
Michelle Yang headshot

Michelle Yang

Michelle Yang is a freelance writer with bylines at CNN Opinion, NBCNews THINK, InStyle, Shondaland, HuffPost, SheKnows, Taste of Home, Romper, Care.com and more. As an Asian American immigrant navigating life with bipolar disorder, she realized she can't advocate for herself, or anyone, if she doesn't first admit her own struggles. Her determination to fight stigma inspired her to leave a successful career in corporate America and become a writer and advocate focused on the intersection of Asian American identity, feminism, and mental health. She's also served as a featured speaker on mental health for Microsoft, Twitter, Harvard, Duke University, and various conferences and podcasts. Michelle will also be a panelist at the upcoming AWP 2022, talking about her forthcoming memoir, "Phoenix Girl: How a Fat Asian with Bipolar Found Love".