Daisy J. Hung is a diversity practitioner, writer, and artist, advocating for social justice across personal and professional spheres. Born in Canada, raised in the U.S., and now settled in the U.K., she has had a varied career in different sectors and countries.
With an undergraduate degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego, and a postgraduate law degree from the University of San Diego, she became a public interest lawyer focused on representing Asian and Pacific Islander clients with domestic abuse, family law and immigration issues. She later worked as a careers advisor for law students, and a diversity practitioner focused on diversifying the legal profession. Now in the higher education sector, she is an equality, diversity and inclusion specialist working at the University of Oxford.
She is writing her first non-fiction book, I AM NOT A TOURIST, which explores what it means to be British Chinese today – grounding her personal story in a longer history, and connecting it with other community voices. This work was longlisted for Penguin Random House’s WriteNow 2020 programme, selected for the inaugural HarperCollins Author Academy in 2021, and chosen for The Greene Door Project mentoring scheme.
When not writing, she is creating embroidery art to critique the world through thread, and spending quality time with her two daughters and husband.