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Li Charmaine Anne

I’m Charmaine and I write about culture, social justice, and mental health among other things.

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It’s not always safe to go out as an Asian woman, but I lean on the strength of my ancestors before me.

Black and white old photo of two young Chinese women lounge posing in long, floral gowns, 1910s/1920s style bob haircuts.
Black and white old photo of two young Chinese women lounge posing in long, floral gowns, 1910s/1920s style bob haircuts.
Channelling the strength of my ancestors. (Photo provided by author.)


Last name Li, first name Charmaine. I write stuff.

Black and white doodle of a person in glasses, toque, short hair, with writing in front on a desk and mug of coffee.
Black and white doodle of a person in glasses, toque, short hair, with writing in front on a desk and mug of coffee.
Self-portrait provided by author.

My Backstory


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  2. Curated links to interesting reading around the web.
  3. A poll to vote on what you’d like me to write about next.


Recent discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children prove that Canada is not the “nice” country it claims to be.

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The be-your-own-boss lifestyle is not for everyone.

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Sure, it’s difficult to become a doctor, but being a creative professional isn’t “easy” either

woman with glasses and pantsuit at table with coffee and laptop, head leaning on hand, thinking look.
woman with glasses and pantsuit at table with coffee and laptop, head leaning on hand, thinking look.
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I refuse to add more stress to my already boiling cauldron of anxiety.

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Is streaming really dangerous to the arts?

close-up of computer code.
close-up of computer code.
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Li Charmaine Anne

(She/They) Author on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, Canada). At work on first novel. Get links to read my stuff for free: https://bit.ly/2MleRqJ

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