We had the good fortune of connecting with BAD AMY and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi BAD, why did you pursue a creative career?
I had to. I was honestly going crazy and becoming more and more depressed the less I did the things I was called to do. I honestly had to hit rock bottom with my mental health to wake up and realize I was tired of making excuses and being afraid to make mistakes.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art reflects what I think is beautiful, seductive and mesmerizing. Through the lens of who I am, I express my sense of aesthetics in this world through art. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m most proud of my song, Daydreaming which was playlisted and achieved 500k streams on Spotify, as well as the new endeavor I’ve begun which is the illustration of my graphic novel, Ataraxia. What I overcame to do these things was my own fear of ineptitude, my fear of not being enough. “Fear is the mind killer. I will face my fear. I will let it pass through me, and when it is gone, there shall be nothing.” – Dune

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Find me at brunch in the jungle, screaming into the void at the beach, dancing the night away with my friends, or lounging around other creatives for mutual support and inspiration.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
ACN – the Asian Creative Network connected me with other AAPI passionate about creating art and gave me the inspiration, friendships, support and motivation to get started on my own creative journey as an artist.

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