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Flora Yin-Wong

Flora Yin-Wong

Meet DJ and musician from London, Flora Yin-Wong.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born in London, to Chinese-Malay parents and relocated briefly to Hong Kong, Berlin, and Paris. For most of my life, I’ve played music and write.

 

Describe the city you’re living in and what it’s like to live there.

It’s cold and expensive so everyone is probably trying their best

 

What is the best and worst thing about living in your city?

It’s can be very diverse, it has nearly anything you want, it’s home – but it’s also increasingly grim (see Brexit)

 

 

Give us 3 words that describe what it’s like to be a creative in your city.
Broad, Inspiring, Motivating

 

How did you start your career in music?

I taught myself to DJ when I was 19 / ran a clubnight at uni. I then became a music journalist at Dazed Magazine and it went from there.

 

Were the people around you supportive of your decision on working as a creative?
I lied to my parents for 6 months about what I did. They were disappointed I didn’t put my Law degree to use.

 

What are some goals and ambitions you have for your future work?

To be able to express something meaningful

 

To be able to express something meaningful

 

If you could collaborate with any person in the world who would it be?

Meiko Kaji

 

How would you describe the women around you?
Creative and often ‘mental’

 

Were there any local female creatives that you looked up to when you were growing up?

Not really, I was mostly raised by men and always felt closer to being one

 

Are there any challenging aspects of being a female in your industry?
All the time. It’s exhausting, but it’s a reflection of a systemic problem, not the industry

 

All the time. It’s exhausting, but it’s a reflection of a systemic problem, not the industry

 

Do you have any advice to young women who are aspiring to work in your field?
Don’t spend too much time on Instagram.

 

 

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