Kitty Chang came to New Zealand as a migrant child in 1950. She trained as a teacher and taught in early childhood education through to university level. Following her teaching career, she worked for NZQA and Careers Services and is a lifelong learner.
Kitty writes stories based on the experiences of early Chinese migrants to New Zealand. She has completed oral history recordings funded by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. These are available on loan from the National Library in Wellington. She is working on a book about the New Zealand Chinese experience.
Hobbies such as gardening, spinning and crocheting help to keep her distracted from writing. Her garments have been exhibited at National Woolcraft Festival Fashion Parades over several years.