Rachel Wong 黃曉曦 is a writer, podcaster, communicator and creative. She is a first-generation Catholic Chinese-Canadian settler who lives on the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, also known as Vancouver, BC.
Born and raised in Surrey, BC, Rachel spent her entire life between the mountains, the trees and the water. Telling stories - from the serious to the serendipitous - has always been her favourite thing to do. In the fourth grade, Rachel and her class were required to write an original piece of fiction as part of an assignment. Her teacher submitted all of these stories to a competition where they were considered for a spot in a nation-wide anthology. Her short story, "Where Did All the Socks Go?" can be found in The Magic Book Shop (2006). Ever since, Rachel's writing and poetry has appeared in magazines such as Maker's Magazine, The Lyre, and The Tartan and news outlets such as CBC, The B.C. Catholic, The Catholic Register, and SFU's student newspaper The Peak. She continues to write poetry and blog on a regular basis.
Rachel also co-hosted and programmed Y57 Media, a one-hour long music and current affairs show on Vancouver Co-op Radio. She managed a team of 6 producers and would produce stories, interview guests, and worked on the live and post-production work. From there, Rachel was awarded the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski internship (2018) and produced stories for CBC Vancouver's The Early Edition and BC Today.
At the present, Rachel is currently completing her honours project in Communication at Simon Fraser University and also is the Communications Coordinator for SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. She hosts and produces the podcast The Feminine Genius, which celebrates women of God and their unique genius. She also is a producer on Below the Radar, a knowledge mobilization podcast from SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement that features guests who do work in the areas of arts & culture, environmentalism, social justice, urban issues, and other areas.
As a creative, Rachel loves to meet and collaborate other creatives who want to get their creative pursuits off the ground. She meets regularly with other bloggers, writers, and podcasters to talk about their vision, creative pursuits, and strategy. You can get in touch with her here.
Photos on this website courtesy of Dylan Dufault, Greg Ehlers, and Eleanor Wong.