Michelle Law is a Brisbane-based freelance writer with experience in journalism, screenwriting and playwriting. Michelle is also well known as a speaker on social issues concerning race and gender in Australia, with her TEDxSouthBankWomen talk, ‘A Bald Woman’s Guide To Survival’, having been viewed online almost 40,000 times.
As a journalist, her writing has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, frankie magazine, and The Drum. She has also had work published in Women of Letters, Growing up Asian in Australia, Destroying the Joint, Griffith REVIEW, and many Australian literary journals. In 2014, she co-authored the comedy book, Sh*t Asian Mothers Say. Michelle also won the 2016 Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award.
For the screen, Michelle has written multiplatform content for Flashforward (ABC), worked in the writer’s room for The Family Law (SBS), and developed story and interactive media for Slide (FOX8), for which she won an AWGIE. In 2013, Michelle wrote the short film Bloomers, directed by Corrie Chen, and Suicide and Me, a half hour broadcast documentary which screened on ABC2.
Most recently, Michelle wrote Single Asian Female, a play commissioned by La Boite Theatre, which premiered in February 2017 and received a 5-star review in The Guardian. She has also co-created Homecoming Queens, a webseries supported through Screen Queensland, produced by Generator Pictures, and written for an upcoming comedy series with The Katering Show’s Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan.