But her contributions to the arts and storytelling go far beyond her work in radio. In fact it's hard to think of a medium that Sook-Yin hasn't expressed herself through. She's expressed herself creatively, and has received acclaim for her contributions, as an actor, film director, writer, and musician- not to mention that for many years she was a popular on-air VJ for Much Music.
Sook-Yin Lee was raised in Vancouver, and had a tumultuous childhood that saw her run away from home when she was in her early teens- fleeing from the chaos within her family, including her parents divorce, and an abusive relationship with her mother. Soon after she set out on her own, Sook-Yin found a supportive community of artists who took her under their collective wing. It was in this context that she really threw herself into the arts and began expressing herself, experimenting with whatever forms she could.
In our conversation, Sook-Yin opens up with remarkable honest about her difficult family life, her early interest in the arts, and the unlikely story behind how she ended up at Much Music and first came to national attention.
We hope you enjoy it - listen to our interview with Sook-Yin Lee below!