Author Archives: Yichen (Lily) Shi

About Yichen (Lily) Shi

Yichen (Lily) Shi earned her PhD in physics from Harvard University and her master's in mathematics from Cambridge University. She is Chinese-Australian and has lived in eight countries and traveled to 70+. She speaks seven languages fluently. Her life experiences have compelled her to tell stories from around the world, and she aims to bridge people. She currently lives in Sweden and is working on two novels: a coming-of-age story set in Pakistan and a thriller about the one-child policy's impact on rural and urban Chinese. Visit her at

So You’re Not Racist, What Next?

In this day and age, as a female “person of color” living in a first-world country, I have many opportunities to indulge in the love of Western progressives. Nonetheless, I invite you to look at the big picture, to stop…