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.