We had the good fortune of connecting with Ming Yu Wang and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ming Yu, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
I became a mom for the first time last year. I don’t know if this is the most important thing that I’ve done, but teaching my son Mandarin means a great deal to me. I get to share the language that I grew up with, with him, and teach him the beauty of our culture, especially now in this climate.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I used to work in fashion design and the concept of structure and playing with volume, especially draping and large gathering techniques got me thinking about jewelry in that way and I just fell in love with it. I think the process of working with metals gave me a deeper respect for the outcome and it got me thinking about the ideas of longevity and being able to pass something down – that really inspired me and what I wanted to do as a brand.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite places to go to that have amazing vegetarian dishes are Speranza, Wolfie’s Hot Chicken, Grá and Tsubaki! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m donating 20% of my e-shop sales to stopaapihate.org for the month of May to help bring awareness to the vicious attacks and murders targeted at the Asian community right now. I’ve never had to think about this before, especially on this level, but racism isn’t going to magically disappear on its own we need to speak up and show the world what’s happening.

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