— about céline chuang (莊善寧)

hello & thank you / merci / 謝謝 for stopping by!

I’m a writer, designer, educator, and art-maker based on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territory (Vancouver, BC). A diasporic settler of Chinese descent from Treaty 7 territory (Mohkinstsis, or Calgary, AB), I have familial & ancestral ties to Hong Kong, Mauritius, Meixian and Fujian. My interdisciplinary work explores liminal and hybrid identity, emergence and ecology, racial and spacial justice, and decolonial imaginations of the sacred. I’m interested in troubling dominant narratives and constellating connections in the realms of the personal and political, spiritual and embodied, quotidian and systemic.

I’m also a co-gardener, people’s liturgist, congee enthusiast, and community facilitator. Looking to get in touch? Use this contact form or find me in other corners of the internet:

Twitter: @celinechuang
Instagram: @celinebythesea
beyond acknowledgement: settler accountability on indigenous land

I live and work on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territory as an uninvited guest, holding gratitude and honour for the Elders & teachers on this land who have extended hospitality and invited me into shared struggle, abundant care, and visionary futures. My public commitment to decolonization and solidarity (on these territories, across Turtle Island, and beyond) is to use whatever platform I have to amplify voices that matter, redistribute resources as part of my work on a sliding scale, and show up when called upon. In this vein, I also offer pro bono work for the cause of Indigenous sovereignty; if you’re interested in this, contact me here.