Born and raised in Hong Kong. Yin is a writer, lives and works in London. After finishing her bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Hong Kong Baptist University, she pursued a master’s degree in Gender Studies at University College London. She then has been an active member in the Hong Kong LGBTQ movement. Putting her studies into practice, she wrote film reviews and recommendations from a gender studies perspective and with a non-judgemental and sex positive attitude. Her work is seen on various Hong Kong online platforms including Cinezen and G-Dot TV.
Her works address queer sexualities, identity, desire, migration as well as diaspora in the modern times. Her first book Yung Yung - a novella published in Feb 2019, Hong Kong, told a story of a French Vietnamese-Chinese girl and her love affairs. The identity and sexual struggles of second generation immigrants unfolds.
Currently, Yin focuses on the idea of diasporic trauma, identity, in-betweenness, belonging, non-relationship and loneliness. She corporates these themes into her second book Grafting - a 100,000-word novel that depicts the love life of a new immigrant from Hong Kong as an analogy to the integrating process of moving from one’s hometown to another city. Forthcoming in 2022.
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