Canadian artist Ember Swift is a musician and writer living in Beijing. She currently writes for Beijing Kids Magazine, Women in China Magazine, China.org and was a columnist for the Chinese parenting “Mami” magazine between 2011-2017. Her own blog “Queer Girl Gets Married” was the winner of the 2013 Lotus Blossom “Best Love Blog” award. Swift has also completed a memoir and is currently seeking publishing, though excerpts can be found in the journal Asia Literary Review (winter 2016) as well as the following anthologies: Afterness: Literature fro the New Transnational Asia (2016), Knocked Up Abroad: Stories of Pregnancy, Brith and Raising a Family in a Foreign Country (2016), and How Does One Dress To Buy Dragonfruit: True Stories of Expat Women in Asia (2014). Musically, Ember Swift is a regular live performer and touring artist and has just released her 12th career album of music (2017).