Equal Opportunity

A pertinent poem that will send you in spirals.

in early Canada when railways were highways each stop brought new opportunities there was a rule the chinese could only ride the last two cars of trains that is until a train derailed killing all those in front (the chinese erected an altar and thanked buddha) a new rule was made the chinese must ride the front two cars of the trains that is until another accident claimed everyone in the back (the chinese erected an altar and thanked buddha) after much debate common sense prevailed the chinese are allowed to sit anywhere on any train ...

【CONFINEMENT】The 章 Zhangs’ Secret Dumpling Recipe

The long-awaited secret recipe of generations past, in writing, out in the universe, for the first time.

Handle with care.

【CONFINEMENT】Crêpe Lasagna

I thinly veiled way of burning through an excess of crêpes with Italian flair, particularly given that I’m usually terrible at making pasta.

【CONFINEMENT】Sweet Potato Hot Cross Buns

A reinvention of a classic for an agnostic Asian vegan with too many sweet potatoes and no regular flour in her isolation pantry.

【CONFINEMENT】Vegan Ricotta

The closest I’ve been able to get to a melt-in-your-mouth ricotta texture without the digestive discomfort.

【CONFINEMENT】Cauliflower Crust Pizza

If pesto variations are my number one way of getting use out of on-the-verge-produce, pizza bases and toppings are my number two.


Margaret Zhang 章凝 is an Australian-born-Chinese filmmaker, photographer, consultant and writer based between New York and Shanghai. Since establishing her website in 2009, Zhang has gone on to work with global brands including CHANEL, Swarovski, YEEZY, Bulgari, Gucci, MATCHES, Under Armour, and Louis Vuitton in a wide range of capacities both in front of and behind the camera, while completing her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney. Zhang’s directing, photography, and styling has been employed by the likes of VOGUE, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NOWNESS, and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40, and her work has been recognized as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index for four consecutive years. CNN has identified Zhang as a leading fashion photographer in Asia and ELLE named her the region’s most influential digital voice. She went on to be the first Asian face to cover ELLE Australia. In 2016, she co-founded BACKGROUND, a global consultancy for which she specialises in Western-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Western cultural bridging for a range of luxury, lifestyle, and brand initiatives. In 2017, she exhibited a series of 39 unseen photographic works as a solo show in Sydney, and premiered her first short film – a 15-minute exploration of her visceral relationship with classical music on both performance and abstract planes – to critical acclaim. In 2018, co-curated the first annual FOREFRONT Summit focused on inter-industry problem-solving at all scales of business. From this king summit, Zhang developed FOREFRONT+ – a round table series of candid conversations covering subject matters of universal concern. In 2019, THE FACE Magazine engaged Zhang as Creative-Director-at-Large for Asia for its relaunch. Zhang is currently working on her first feature film.