Kikireadscomics, owned by artist Hannah Woo, is a shop dedicated to sharing smiles and brightening a customer's day. The shop carries handmade jewelry sculpted from polymer clay. It was founded in 2016 on Etsy.
When we asked how social justice interacted with Hannah's life as an artist, this is what she shared with us:
"As an artist, I connect to social justice through the message of my work. For most of my young adult life I have struggled with bipolar disorder, which can make it very hard for me to function on days when it is particularly bad. A mental disorder/disability is not always well understood or accepted by society, so sometimes it's hard for me to voice how I feel. Through my art, which is very colorful and lighthearted, my goal is to express the good days, and to bring a smile to the face of the people who see or purchase my work. I want to remind them that there is light in the world, even when they are mentally struggling. My work also reminds me that even though I struggle so much sometimes I am still able to create, and it makes me so happy to know that! Additionally, I identify as a person of color (I'm Chinese) and I always try to incorporate my culture into my work to share it with the world. I am very inspired by my cultural food and style!"