"Sometimes being happy means learning to be sad."
Now exhibiting at Yeh Art Gallery's "Faithful to the Mission: Art in the Vincentian Tradition." May 11th through June 30th. Did you know that sometimes being happy means learning to be sad? Finally found new meaning in a previously neglected project (and maybe you will, too).
"Sometimes fitting in and finding belonging can mean standing out."
Celebrating Cross-cultural Perspectives is a project I created my senior year of college to help promote greater social awareness of third culture kids (TCKs) but is also very applicable to the experiences of traditional immigrants and minority groups alike. Learn more about the original project and how I discovered that sometimes fitting in and finding belonging can mean standing out.
"On the Art of Creating Counter-narratives"
Last year, mid-pandemic, I found myself reflecting on the importance of broadening the ways in which we talk about migrant issues outside of policy, headlines and legal status alone. My latest works are an exploration of these ideas.
"My Asian-American community deserves to feel at home"
My Asian-American community deserves to feel safe. My Asian-American community deserves to be seen and heard. My Asian-American community is worthy of dignity and respect. My Asian-American community deserves to feel at home in their own country.
"Cross-cultural means the overlapping & coming together of many different cultures."
A celebration of migration and the new and challenging perspectives it brings, Celebrating Cross-cultural Perspectives tells the story of children who grow up overseas with a focus on the issues we may face when returning back home as adults. Using storytelling and illustration to make this research more accessible, it also aims to address some of the bad rhetoric surrounding migration; encouraging curiosity and understanding in its place. Let’s celebrate cross-cultural perspectives!