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5 Quick Questions: Yan Yan Candy Ng

What do you make? Tell us a bit about your creative process.

I am an Illustrator and also design things I love such as pins,  
stickers, prints and socks. My creative process usually starts from  
sketches on paper, then iPad before transforming it to the product  
itself.

How do your ideas about feminism influence your art?


My idea of “feminism” is not being confine in the usual social norms  
of what woman need to achieve by certain age. I believe everything  
will come together when it is time, everyone will have different time  
depending on their own circumstances. Creating art is what I always  
enjoy doing and how I make a living. Then it will continue be my  
focus, expression and voice in regardless of what stage of life I am in.

What benefits do you see in being a woman in the creative community?

One of the benefits I see personally is I don’t need to see a  
therapist because I have my own art therapy lol I prefer being able to  
process thoughts and emotions through art instead of offloading  
everything to others. It is a mindfulness and self awareness journey  
for anyone who want to learn more about themselves and to be patience.  
When we are doing this to care for ourselves, we can then have the  
creativity to inspire others :)

Who are some of the women in your life that inspire or influence  
you the most?

Definitely Brené Brown. My favourite quote is “Vulnerability is not  
winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen when  
we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness;  
it's our greatest measure of courage.”
 

What do you love most about the festive season?


Other than being able to catch up with friends and family. I usually  
spend time pet and house sitting during the festive season. It is a  
paid vacation for me. I can have a pet, enjoy a bath and finally get  
to catch up with Netflix series while eating popcorn (disclaimer: I  
only watch Netflix when I house sit :) so it is more of a treat for me).

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