Yowei Shaw Yowei Shaw is the co-host and editorial lead of NPR's Invisibilia.
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Yowei Shaw
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Yowei Shaw

Host and Editorial Lead, Invisibilia

Yowei Shaw is the co-host and editorial lead of NPR's Invisibilia. Her work on the show has taken listeners into the uncomfortable world of racial preferences in dating and whether you can change them, an unlikely love story in martial law era Taiwan, and a Midwestern town sharply divided in how it sees wild black bears.

Shaw got her start in audio storytelling by teaching youth media (when she was a youth herself). Her work has been featured on This American Life, Pop Up Magazine, and The World, and has been honored with a Third Coast Documentary Award, a United States Artists fellowship, a Leeway Transformation Award, a National Edward R. Murrow Award, and an AAJA National Journalism Association Award.

She is a proud 2011 AIR New Voices scholar, auntie, daughter of Taiwanese-American immigrants, and member of multiple friend crews. And, once upon a time, she made really good elevator music in Chinatown, Philadelphia.

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How The 'Majority-Minority' Projection Took On A Life Of Its Own

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'Invisibilia' Team Takes A Deep Dive Into The Science Of Desire

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Daisy Armstrong began performing poetry when her mother took her to a youth poetry group. Soon, she was winning competitions — but she was also kicked out of school after a slam poetry tour. Daniel Schaefer/Courtesy of OutlierImagery.com hide caption

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From Feeling Lost To Army Strong, With The Help Of Poetry

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Shameka Marshall won the silver medal in the long jump at the Pan American Games in Mexico last October. At 28, Marshall may be making her final push to be on the U.S. Olympic team. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Historic Ships Struggle To Stay Afloat

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Zumba dance classes are all the rage, but some critics say the fitness craze shouldn't be considered Latin dance. Christopher Futcher/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Zumba Is A Hit, But Is It Latin?

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