I am a Chinese-Canadian writer and designer based out of Toronto. My work sits at the intersections of storytelling, technology, and social justice. I explore themes around digital security, my Chinese identity, growing up, and grief. My work has appeared in GUTS, Ricepaper Magazine, the Globe and Mail, Shameless Magazine, Briarpatch, and Looseleaf. I co-founded Intersectional Analyst, a blog exploring social issues through data visualization.
I am currently a member of the Digital Justice Lab advisory group and the 2019 RightsCon Program Committee. I formerly led communications at Powered by Data, was a staff organizer for OpenCon, and coordinated digital literacy programming for teen girls with Canada Learning Code. In 2015-2016, I was a social innovation Studio [Y] Fellow at the MaRS Discovery District. I have a MSc in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour.
Want to work together on something? I’m currently looking to take on client projects that involve communications, knowledge translation, design, and/or data. Please send me an email at lorrainechuen(at)gmail.com if you are interested in working together. .
From December 2018 - May 2019, some of my personal work will be supported by a Shuttleworth Foundation flash grant.