the ch!cktionary

I'm Lena Chen, a writer, activist, and media producer who's been called a "skank" (by Bill O'Reilly) and "a small Asian woman" (by The New York Times). My favorite part of my workday is the hate mail.

For the unlikely story that is my life, read on.

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irregular features
Ask Lena: Reader Questions Answered
Anatomy of an Outfit
Bad Feminist Confessions
Freelance Friday: Career Advice for Young Writers
Hate Mail
Gratuitous Photos Of My Bulldog
Notes & Snapshots from Abroad
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As I told Magda, the editor of the site, it was very, very hard for me to rank my top six favorite entries in MookyChick’s Feminist Flash Fiction Contest!. And here’s a little secret: I’m a bit afraid of fiction myself but starting to write it for the very first time. It’s definitely changed my relationship to the written word and the way I think about the literature of truth-telling.

Congrats to the winning authors! Check out the top entries here.