About the blog
The world is loud, and with sounds coming from all different directions, we can get lost in the confusion.
Sometimes we need help to make sense of it all.
That’s why I’ve started this blog, Cheery Chan is a personal project; somewhere to rant, review, stay positive, and just generally spill the t on life.
I was born in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong but I grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
As a mixed race individual, I found that growing up, I didn’t really meet many people like me other than my younger siblings. I’ve heard, and related to other ‘subtle halfies’ discussing this; not looking white enough to fit in entirely with people who are white, whilst simultaneously not looking Asian enough to fit in with fellow Asians.
Although ethnicity plays a large role in shaping my own experiences of the world, it’s only a part of my identity. I come from a working-class background. I identify as feminist and she/her. I’m also passionate about veganism, climate activism, and tackling various social issues.
It’s been tough finding truly relatable content online, in spite of the internet opening up the possibility of online communities of people like us to exist.
…So I decided to make my own.