Asian in
alternative
industry

 

I think that the myth of the model minority always made me want to go for more traditional studies, jobs, and activities. It started to steer me away from avenues like art that, if there wasn’t this subconscious expectation of me to be excellent in and that was lucrative, I would have gone ahead in more fiercely.

 

Pursuing art as a career, and succeeding has made me aware of the possibilities, and let go of this burden of efficiency that you are told you should be proud of. From my point of view to be Asian in an alternative industry that is typically white is a delicate thing, as we are often forgotten.

Photo::
JÉ T'AIME
Collaboration::
JE SUIS MTL
Model:
Sarah Cartensen
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