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Jenie Gao running through electrical wire at the finish line of the Tough Mudder

“Only a fool trips on what’s behind him”

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"Only a fool trips on what's behind him." I had a thrilling, amazing, tumultuous, nerve-wracking, at times unpredictable, unforgettable, educational, creative, and fulfilling 2016. Full of growing pains and gains,…

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Read more about the article Our Stories Share the Same Roots: A Community Mural Project
With fellow artist Gabriela Riveros and some of our students from Escuela Verde who worked on the mural.

Our Stories Share the Same Roots: A Community Mural Project

It's been a really good summer, in many ways. Full of laughter and play. Weekend trips. Camping. Outdoor excursions and inside jokes. Crackling fires. Summer pies. At the same time,…

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Flat Pictures of High Places - ink and watercolor drawing by Jenie Gao

Rules are made to be…

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I'm a lover of paradox, for those who didn't know, especially the man-made ones. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you need a parking permit to keep your car on the street at night.…

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Read more about the article Art and Leadership: the power and purpose of creativity
"The Substance of Your Beauty," ink and watercolor drawing by Jenie Gao

Art and Leadership: the power and purpose of creativity

I recently wrote an article called “The Myth of the Starving Artist—and what it can teach us about job security.” In it, I discuss how society’s attitude towards art parallels…

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