Hi. I’m Jenevieve. Welcome to my world.

I’m an actor, writer and recovering showgirl.

I was born in Taiwan, attended my first school in the USA, hit puberty in Australia and danced in the UK. 50 years after my grandparents ran away from China, I returned to Shanghai and became part of the country’s first Vaudeville, Variety and Burlesque club.

The Good Girl of Chinatown is a memoir of the life I’ve lived, the lives I’ve performed, and the lives that came before mine.

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6 Jul 2017
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On Racism

This week, my first ever article was published in The Daily Life. It’s been a bit nerve-wracking to write for such a large readership. I mean, I know that I’ve written a book and all but 1) 1200 words is... More

22 May 2017
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The Writer’s Habitat

With just a few days to go before Sydney Writers Festival, I’ve been busy making my to-do list: Read fellow panellists’ books (half way there!) Secure tickets (Writing Race, Difficult Women, Nasty Women & Truly, Madly, Guilty) Get the hem taken up on... More

8 May 2017
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ABC Radio: Conversations with Richard Fidler

My conversation with Richard Fidler in front of a live audience at the Brisbane Powerhouse has hit the airwaves 📻 . Among many things, we talk striptease, racism and forgiveness. Speaking with Richard was a fantastic experience: he’s a masterful interviewer. Empathetic,... More

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