Drawing of a light pink diamond

What is Fake and Basic?

Fake and Basic is an online publication by Marty Noel Chenyao that explores personal identity and American culture through essays and short stories.

Who is Marty Noel Chenyao?

Marty is a twenty-three-year-old writer, iPhone photographer, and dress collector living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He likes pastel colors, reversing gender roles, and sad dream pop music. You can find him on Instagram performing femininity for the aesthetic.