Maggie Chau Yee-mei grew up in Sham Shui Po. She was one of the key figures who spoke for the Sham Shui Po community during the district demolition period. She used illustrations and text to document stories as well as to build up strong bonds in the community.
Chau graduated from the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and is currently Visiting Lecturer. She has been involved in social movements concerning the preservation of local communities and local farming industry. From 2011 to 2013, she documented stories with elderly people in hospitals.