If liberation is not a destination to arrive at but a state to pass through, then I am committed to spend this lifetime creating spaces for more folks to pass through it.

photo by Ciel Sriprasert

photo by Ciel Sriprasert


Amanda Ng Yann Chwen 黄晏淳 is a queer Malaysian artist, dancer and storyteller currently based in Boston.

Amanda is deeply interested in spaces where the arts and activism live together. Through art, dance, film, community education and community collaboration, they are learning to tell and amplify stories of marginalised communities to shine mirrors on trauma and offer possibilities. They have worked with various incredible organisations, including: Danza Orgánica, Mission Hill School, the Tufts University Women's Center and All Women's Action Society (AWAM) Malaysia.

Born and raised in Penang, Malaysia, Amanda moved to the United States for college by way of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. They graduated with a B.A. from Tufts University with majors in American Studies and Education, and minors in Dance and Colonialism Studies. 


    What do you need?

    A new website to grow your work?

    Some beautiful art or graphic design?

    A new member on your kickass team to fill in the gaps?

    Or maybe some listening ears and a cup of tea?

    Amanda is available for freelance work and project collaborations.


    • Follow @yannchwen on Instagram
    • For work, art and personal inquiries: iamandanyc@gmail.com