Diann Leo-Omine (she/her) is a Pushcart-nominated creative nonfiction writer born and raised in San Francisco (Ramaytush Ohlone land) and the colorfully boisterous Southern Chinese-Toisanese diaspora. To combat the recent swell of hate crimes against Asian Americans, she co-curated and edited the charity food zine Lunchbox Moments. A grateful alum of Tin House and Rooted & Written, she is currently devising a manuscript centering her maternal grandmother.
Diann Leo-Omine (she/her) is a creative nonfiction writer and pastry arts creative born and raised in San Francisco (Ramaytush Ohlone land) and the colorfully boisterous Southern Chinese-Toisanese diaspora. She currently resides in Northern California (Nisenan land), between the expanse of ocean but before the ascent of mountains.
She is an alumna of San Francisco Cooking School’s professional culinary arts program, Food Media Lab, and the Him Mark Lai Family History Project. Aside from writing and cooking, Diann has a background in ultramarathon running and independent theater.
Diann has received support from Tin House (2023, winter) and Rooted & Written (2022). In 2021, she co-curated and edited the Asian American food zine Lunchbox Moments, a charity project that benefitted San Francisco’s Chinatown Community Development Center.
Her writing is featured or forthcoming in ANMLY, The Six Fifty, The Universal Asian, Write Now! SF Bay’s Essential Truths, and the BIPOC Writing Party’s anthology. Her creative nonfiction essay “The Hawk,” published in Yellow Arrow Journal’s Peregrine edition, has been nominated for a 2023 Pushcart Prize.