krystal m. chuon

writer | artist


krystal m. chuon is a khmer/krom-american writer and mixed media artist from san francisco, california. a daughter of former refugees, she often writes about history, stories and knowledge passed down to her as well as from her own experiences, memories, and research.

krystal started writing and creating "books" at an early age. this hobby turned into making zines and eventually publishing her first collection of writings, "follow the mekong home" (september 2018).

she is currently working on her second book.
on the name:

monyda is krystal's middle name. mony is the khmer variant of the sanskrit word mani meaning precious stones (jewels, gems, pearls, and crystals) and da means stone


follow the mekong home

follow the mekong home

zines + misc

This is a current inventory of things that I’m selling! Name your price! Ko-Fi starts at a baseline of $3 – you’re welcome to just buy 1 “coffee” or more (if you want more than one item, for example). Whatever you decide, please include these details in the ‘message’ box on my Ko-Fi page:

name of products, its variation and amount
your name, email address and delivery address
Check “Make message private,” then click on “Support Krystal M. Chuon” and you’re done! 🙂

I will get in touch confirming your order once I receive the donation information.

Due to the limited quantity of each item, they are first come, first serve. You’ll be notified if an item is sold out and we can work out something!

Shipping Info:

I ship worldwide. If you live outside of the US, including a little extra $ when purchasing would be very appreciated! First Class Shipping in the US on average takes 1 to 3 business days and International takes 7–21 days to arrive.

mangosteen #6

In this issue, I reflect on my youth and other tidbits.

12 pages (front and back, includes cardstock cover)

*Zine will be chosen at random!

Color Cover + B/W Text: 9

mangosteen #5

This was my first booklet sized zine that is all prose/poem based.

I aimed to keep it simple this time and feature my writing instead of going the journal-like zine route.

16 pages (front + back)

Color Cover + B/W Text: 5
B/W Cover + Text: 7

khmer bottle cap pins

Khmer Bottle Cap Pins

Various bottle caps featuring the words "Khmer," "Peace," "Love," and "Brave" in the Cambodian language.

All images are covered in a shiny cabochon and glued inside a flat, silver bottle cap.

Each pack comes with 4 pins.

Every pack has different backgrounds and fonts, but all say the same words.

*Will be chosen at random



Please reach out if you have any questions or comments!