We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenny Wu and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jenny, what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
When I am with my kids, I put my phone away. It’s such a small thing but it makes a huge difference in both the type and quality of interactions I have with them. I want them to know that Mommy is present and ready to engage and play. It lets them know that they are important and that being with them trumps everything else. In today’s world, it’s so easy to haphazardly reach for our phones whenever there’s a lull but what kind of message is that sending to a two and four year old? They don’t care about your important emails or uploading a new post to IG. They just want you to be there with them, to play with them, and to see them. So I do it to let them know they’re important and to set a good example so that hopefully they will also strive to live in the moment.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’m a content creator and work with beauty/fashion brands. I’m also a lawyer for creatives and have spent the past year providing legal services to startups, designers, and small businesses.
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.
Being in quarantine has really cultivated a newfound appreciation for nature. One of my favorite hidden gems is Huntington Library, Tucked away in a quiet residential area in the San Gabriel Valley, it’s a sprawling oasis home to lush landscape and world renowned art. We spent almost every weekend there, basking in its quiet stillness and natural beauty.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shout out stopaapihate.org. They’re a grassroots organization dedicated to one simple mission-Stop Asian Hate.