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TAYLOR

Taylor | organizer and artist | I'm passionate about art equity, graphic design, community organizing and business |I'm currentlySeattle, WA


Instagram: @_taylorwang | @yingshiart | @studentartspaces


1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

I curated an exhibit at Seattle Art Museum! The process was so fun, and I met a ton of local artists and musicians who I get to call my friends. After our meetings, we would often walk to Pike Place Market and get a drink at the original Starbucks in downtown. I gained an appreciation for how beautiful the city is at night.

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2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

I wasn't there for one of my best friends when she needed me. These past few months have been hectic at work, and I may have neglected my social life a little. I missed moments when I should have stopped what I was doing, sat down, and listened to what my friends had to say. However much you want to chase success, the only thing that matters in the end is who you share your day with.

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3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

I want to use this quarantine time to get sh*t done! It's a turbulent time for many of us, but I'm lucky to have free time to pursue my passions right now. Zoom calls and Slack groupchats have taken over my daily routine, but I allocate some space in my schedule at night to hang out with my friends over FaceTime.

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4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

I've been having a lot of anxiety lately over college applications. Currently, I'm a junior in high school, so it's not far off. I've spent a lot of time congratulating the seniors in my life on their commitments lately and it feels bittersweet knowing that it will be me next year. Whatever happens, I can only hope I feel happy at the college I attend.

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5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE?

I love Nadya Okamoto's work (@nadyaokamoto). I discovered her through social media, and I am grateful to be in the generation that takes full advantage of the Internet to create connections like this that were not possible before. Like her, I founded my own organization at 16. Along with my admiration for her work, it excites me to see a fellow Asian American woman creating powerful change in her movement.

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6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN?

Have the courage to not compare yourself with other women.

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