Amanda Banh

Amanda Banh is a first-generation low-income woman of color and graduate of Princeton University. She is the proud daughter of Chinese-Vietnamese immigrants, whose history as the “hidden homeless” –  couch surfers and wage-laborers – in both their native land and in the US, inspires her work. Her writing attempts to convey the complex nuances surrounding the issue of homelessness, which finds itself in the intersections of identity: of race, gender, language, and nationality. It is with these intimate stories of simultaneous hardship and resilience that she hopes to record the voices far too often left unheard and silenced by society.