Michelle Law is a 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 more than 55,000 times.
For the screen, Michelle wrote 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. She won her second AWGIE for the co-created Homecoming Queens, the first web series commissioned by SBS On-Demand. The web series also won several awards including Best Screenplay at Melbourne WebFest 2018. Michelle has recently written with Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan on Get Krack!n and The Katering Show, which also won a 2018 AWGIE for Best Situation or Narrative Comedy.
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.
In 2017, Michelle wrote Single Asian Female, a play commissioned by La Boite Theatre to a 5-star review in The Guardian before transferring to a sold-out season at Belvoir Street Theatre earlier this year. She is currently working on her second play, as well as several feature projects.