Rosalie Chan

About Me

Hello! I'm a writer and a software engineer based in the Bay Area. I have experience writing about race, identity, the environment, tech, outer space, NASA, science, and social justice. My work has been published in TIME, VICE, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Inverse and more. In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, hiking, playing badminton and cooking.

I'm also a passionate advocate for diversity in media, and I run a newsletter called True Colors highlighting long form stories by women of color. You can subscribe here.

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Gardening, Sex, and Trolling: Who's in AOL Chatrooms in 2017 (Inverse)

Are Sleep Apps Junk Science? Here's What Doctors Think (Inverse)

The 40-Year Fight to Clean Up One of America’s Most Polluted Projects (Tonic)

Why More Women of Color Than Ever Are Starting Their Own Businesses (TIME)

A New Generation Of Therapists Is Fighting Asian-American Mental Health Stigma (The Huffington Post)

Hakka Youth Cultural Identity in Taiwan

How To Save An Ancient Language Before It Disappears Forever (Narratively)

Demographic shift spells language decline (Taipei Times)

Youth find ways to reclaim Hakka identity (China Post)


Teens are Suing the U.S. Government Over Climate Change (Teen Vogue)

Young Adults Are Fighting to Stop the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota (Teen Vogue)

2000-Liter Tank ‘Mini Ecosystems’ Predict a Strange Oceanic Future (The Daily Beast)

Race and Culture

Asian Americans Are Undergoing a Silent Mental Health Crisis (Tonic)

How a Group of Asian-Americans Is Spreading Support for Black Lives Matter (TIME)

What Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles Mean Beyond the Olympics (TIME)

The Midwest's Only Chinese Catholic Church Weathers Its 70th Year (Chicago Mag)

Trump's Travel Ban Is Bad News for the World's Best Students (Inverse)

The ‘Thick Dumpling Skin’ Blog Is Crushing Outdated Notions of Asian Beauty (SELF)

On display: A funky, fun side of the Civil Rights Movement (Chicago Reporter)

Health and Science

Mothers May Get Too Many Opioids After C-Sections (The Huffington Post)

How NASA’s Search for Aliens Helped Detect Breast Cancer (The Daily Beast)

What Happens When You Teach Boys to Be Period Allies (Broadly)

Will Sex Robots Spread STIs? (Inverse)

Can You Get Your Pets High for Medical Reasons? (The Bold Italic)


Micro Drone Racing is Taking Off (Inverse)

A.I. Will Save Us From the Soulless Tasks of Corporate America (Inverse)

How to Use a PGP Key to Encrypt Your Email (Inverse)

The Future Won't Be "Man or Machine," It Will Be Symbiotic (Inverse)

The Toyota Concept-i Keeps You From Falling Asleep at the Wheel (Inverse)

Internet reforms could limit low-income consumers to 'slow lane' (Chicago Reporter)

Outer Space

Everything You Need to Know About SpaceX's Dragon 2 Crew Vehicle (Inverse)

NASA Bill Stresses Mars Missions, Leaves Earth Science Intact (Inverse)

Unlike Apollo, SpaceX's Moon Trip Won't Have 'LOL' Technology (Inverse)

NASA's Being Cagey About Why a Crewed Lunar Mission in 2019 is a Good Idea (Inverse)

Hubble's Successor Could Find Another Earth in the TRAPPIST-1 System (Inverse)

Turns Out Volcanoes on Mars Blew Up for 2 Billion Years (Inverse)

News Coverage

Here's How Social Media "Trolls" Influenced Election (Inverse)

Donald Trump Gives Up on the Bedroom Hacker Story (Inverse)

Trump to Meet With Intelligence Officials About Russian Hacking (Inverse)

Thousands of New Yorkers Protest Police Shootings of Black Men (TIME)

New Yorkers Mourn Orlando Shooting Victims: 'They Could've Been Us' (TIME)

Moratorium on SRO conversion while long-term solution is crafted (Chicago Reporter)


My Complicated Relationship With a Traditional Chinese Garment (Racked)

What Makes These Chat Apps Popular in Certain Asian Countries (Inverse)

The Secrets Of Sex Hair (The Hairpin)

Omniscient Narrator Voices I Have Coveted (The Awl)

No-hyphen (Skin Deep)


Artificial Intelligence is Going to Destroy Fake News (Inverse)

For IoT Devices, Think Beyond 'Wow, That's So Cool' (Inverse)

A.I. Can Predict Whether You Have Sepsis Before Doctors Even Know It (Inverse)

TCR Talks: The economics of black power (Chicago Reporter)

TCR Talks: Challenging stereotypes about Asian Americans (Chicago Reporter)

TCR Talks: Forwarding race relations one hoop at a time (Chicago Reporter)

Investigative Journalism

Death Denied (Medill Justice Project)