"Being a minority can affect my art in a way that inspires me more. But also as a dancer, there are many women who dance. But as a small non-white, Asian ballerina, it can be hard to find your place."
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks. And with that, there are always new things to see in the world. New ideologies. New ways to see things. and sometimes adults don't have that same mindset."
"In the long run, I want to inspire others the way others inspired me because a lot of my art is a combination of other peoples art. "
"But then I think when I'm playing my own music, and I'm just in my room, writing by myself, I can do whatever the hell I want. [I can] change things, add things, right there. I think having that outlet of individual work is always a good thing to have."
"I think that if you get the children and younger generations involved in art, then other people will follow. I feel like there would be an obligation for parents and siblings to get into it too. To an extent, those kids will grow up and be involved as adults, and their kids will also be involved."
"Because I’m only 15, and I don’t know my life. But through art, I figure it out. You know people are like ‘oh art is about expressing myself,’ but I can’t do that if I don’t know what to express. And so I kind of make stuff randomly and look and realize that a part of me is there."
Welcome to Teens in Tacoma! Teens in Tacoma is an organization that hopes to reveal the artistic potential of teenagers in Tacoma while extending expression to artists who are not expressed in a holistic way. Teenagers are not always highlighted or included in artistic projects, or viewings. With this blog being made, we hope to… Read More "Welcome to Teens in Tacoma!"