Kara Yong

Malaysia

Kara Yong is an artist and illustrator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Born into a traditional Chinese family, Kara explores different mentalities, expectations and never-ending questions through vivid and colorful creations. “Bridging the gaps between art and design, construction and management,” Kara is a self-confessed rebel and spoke to us about her series of self-portraits, “Identity,” “An Optical Delusion” and “Women Rising:” a collection of daily drawings depicting women which she created during lockdown 2020 – “I wanted to see them in an optimistic light, and share that optimism with those who are still struggling.”

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I’m glad we no longer need to feed our girls the mentality that they must depend on someone else.