Shi An (世安) became a contributing writer for Cacophony magazine in 2017. They regularly write and report for New Music Box, Family Court Nightmares, and the Media/Communications team at Asian Americans for Advancing Justice-Chicago. They have contributed articles to FOCI Arts, chicshifter, and Riksha on the topics of economy, fashion and racial identity. As a writer, Shi An is interested in articulating politics, activism and law as performance. They also maintain careers as a classical pianist, actor, and performance artist.