Chellis Ying has been published in LA Times, True Tales of Love and LustBest Travel Writing, Mental Floss, The Rumpus, Publishers Weekly and others. She received her MFA at the University of San Francisco and BA at Kenyon College. She teaches yoga and writing on the Central Coast California.



"Chellis Ying’s ‘Banana and Eggs,’ the latter an account of a Chinese- American’s tough initiation in the land of her ancestors, where her conflicted feeling of belonging fully to neither America nor China boil to the surface. There are many such pieces on the bicultural dilemma, but very few are as seamlessly written and deeply felt as Ying’s."

The San Francisco Chronicle