Michelle Yang

Michelle Yang (she/her) is an advocate who speaks and writes about the intersection of Asian American identity, feminism, and mental health. Tired of the stigma, she is empowered to humanize and normalize mental illnesses as another part of the human condition. Born ethnic Chinese in South Korea, Michelle immigrated to the US as a child. A proud "takeout kid," who grew up working in her family's Chinese restaurant, her articles have been featured on CNN, Parents, InStyle, Reader's Digest, HuffPost, Shondaland, and more. When she's not answering to her hilarious 7-year-old kiddo and demanding co-writer (who is a rescue pup), she is working on her memoir — so obviously, she's putting her expensive MBA degree to good use.

Michelle Yang


‘American Born Chinese’ On Disney+ Is A Love Letter To Asian American Kids

“It's important for the next generation to see us on screen.”


Ming-Na Wen Channeled Her Own Experience As A Mom In 'Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai'

The actress, who just earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, voices Fong Wing, Sam’s badass mom in the prequel series.


‘Beef’ & The Danger Of Believing “Western Therapy Doesn’t Work On Eastern Minds”

The zinger of a line, intended as a deflection, seems to have struck a chord.

Getting Dressed

This $88/Month Clothing Rental Service Has Me All Set For New Year’s Eve

Nuuly Rent has helped me take my plus-size style from basic mom to best dressed.

Family Ties

My Parents Never Taught Me To Cook So I'd Always Need Them

Unable to separate need and love, they wanted me to always need them.


'Blockbuster's' Randall Park On Smashing The Model Minority Myth & Advocating For His Daughter With Autism

The actor talks breaking stereotypes, fatherhood, and advocating for his daughter with autism.

Mental Health

“I Thought I Was The Only One:” Malin Akerman Opens Up About Her Family History & The Mental Health Crisis

“If we think of it as our problem as a community, it's ours to solve.”


12 Ways The Summer I Turned Pretty Is Different From The Book It's Based On

From new characters to added drama, there were a lot of changes.


Jenny Han Wanted Both Moms & Teens To Feel Seen In 'The Summer I Turned Pretty'

“It was important to me that each of the women had their own story that wasn't just being a mom to the kids, that they had something for themselves.”


Books That Are Helping Me Untangle My Own Complicated Mother-Daughter Relationship

The beautiful and powerful reads by Asian-American writers explore mothers, daughters, and mental health.


Leave Mommy Alone, She’s Watching 'Bridgerton'

And marathoning it is self care!


In Netflix’s 'Love Is Blind', The Moms & Dads Steal The Show

Come for the wild experiment, stay for the real love.


Can My Non-Asian Child Dress Up As Shang-Chi For Halloween?

The film has enough pop culture clout to make social change, uplifting audiences of all ages who have longed to be seen.

Kids' Entertainment

13 Family-Friendly Movies That Celebrate Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage

Because representation matters.

Kid's Entertainment

Michelle Obama's Kids Show Waffles + Mochi Serves Joy Through Food & Connection

The show delivers consistent, positive, and socially conscious messages in bounds, bubbling over with one delightful surprise after another for kids and their grown-ups alike.


'Over The Moon' Is a Gorgeous Film For Kids & It's Here At The Perfect Time