I dabble in the intersections of design, data, and storytelling. I co-founded Intersectional Analyst, a blog that deconstructs social justice issues through infographics and data visualizations. As a writer and (sometimes) comic-artist, I explore themes around my Chinese identity, family, growing up, and existing online. I tell stories about intergenerational grief and loneliness. My work has appeared in GUTS, Ricepaper Magazine, the Globe and Mail, Briarpatch, and Looseleaf Magazine.
I currently lead communications at Powered by Data, an organization working with Canadian nonprofits and government to help them better use and share data. I also help organize a tech community for racialized folks in Toronto called IntersectTO. In the past, I was on the organizing team for OpenCon; a conference and community focused on making scholarly and educational materials freely and openly available online. I also coordinated digital literacy programming for teens with Canada Learning Code.
In 2015-2016, I was a social innovation Studio [Y] Fellow at the MaRS Discovery District.
Want to work together on something? Say hi: lorrainechuen(at)gmail.com.