Born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar, Chu May Paing is an anthropologist, writer, and community organizer currently based in the US. She is researching for her doctoral dissertation on the intersections of Myanmar social media activism and the neoliberalisation of activist-influencer industry. Her short stories and poetry in Burmese under the pen name of မခြင်္သေ့ (Ma Chinthe) have appeared in Aruna Global South Blog and Jakarta Biennale. Her intellectual writings in Burmese can be found at

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