BioFrances Kai-Hwa Wang is a journalist, essayist, poet, and activist focused on issues of Asian America, race, justice, and the arts. Her writing has appeared at NBC Asian America, PRIGlobalNation, Center for Asian American Media, Cha Asian Literary Journal, Kartika Review, Drunken Boat. She teaches Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at University of Michigan and creative writing at University of Hawaii Hilo. Her book of poetry, 'Breath Rises,' is coming in 2022. She co-created a multimedia artwork for Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. She is a Knight Arts Challenge Detroit artist writing a book and digital arts archive about Vincent Chin.