I once watched Michelle Law eat this really horrible looking chicken soup in a desperate attempt to not get sick. She still got sick, and she still had to eat that soup. I probably wouldn’t have eaten that soup, but she persevered, and that’s one of the reasons I think she’s great. More in a metaphorical perseverance sense, than the actual eating of soup, I mean that she always has a hundred projects going and it’s aways great stuff, that kind of perseverance.
Michelle is a great writer, she’s done all sorts of great things. She was the runner up in the SOYA: Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards, she’s written for places like The Drum, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin, Daily Life and is the co-writer of the book Sh*t Asian Mothers Say. Check out this that she wrote for Stilts. Check out this article she wrote for The Sydney Morning Herald: Sexist rants reveal blind eye to misogynist culture.
Michelle writes a lot of funny stuff, and I like funny stuff. But she has facets, like a diamond onion. She also writes heavy stuff, like this documentary Suicide and Me which was on ABC2, which is important.
She was recently featured in this Daily Life article, where she talks about how she wants to be a screenwriter:
ARGH! I WANT THIS TO HAPPEN. This would be a very good thing. I would watch that show. I would work on this show. I would fetch coffee for this show. Michelle has been travelling around doing things like studying sketch writing at Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade, which is basically the first couple of steps in becoming a powerful Tina Fey/Amy Poehler amalgamation, striding through television, blasting everyone to bits with great TV.
Also, she did this amazing TEDx speech. Watch this.