Originally from Wales, Choi has lived all over the world: Beijing, Hong Kong, Germany, London, and eventually New York, while, as a single mother, raising her daughter. Choi was an assistant to the visionary pop artist Peter Max, and throughout her life has explored a range of crafts including metalwork, woodwork, music, and silversmithing. She was a recipient of the Gold Award from the Prince of Wales Business Trust, and has worked as a background artist in film animation in Hong Kong.
In 2012, Choi started The Young Girl Project, seeking to make the world a better place by battling child sexual abuse. With autobiographical cartoon-like drawings of naked little girls, she illustrates that fight.
And now, at age 52, Choi has signed as a model/artist with Elite Model Management.
Today, we discuss art, single motherhood, social entrepreneurship, and processing childhood trauma.
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