Issue One Contributors: Laura Tsang


Laura is a 9-5 lawyer who devotes her spare time to the pursuit of creativity. You can read Laura’s full photo reflection piece in the Community Issue of the Ottiya Magazine.

Behind the scenes – here’s a little peek into Laura’s creative process when she’s working on a photo project

9-5 Lawyer and creativity enthusiast—is this what you wanted to be when you were little?
I’ve always loved creative projects, even since childhood, so that’s something that has stayed pretty constant in my life. However, I did not anticipate becoming a lawyer. Life will take you to some unexpected places, so keep an open mind because you never know where you may go, or what you may decide to pursue!

Favorite quote about creativity
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

Favorite picture book/children’s book:
‘Something from Nothing’ by Phoebe Gilman is one of my favourite picture books. The illustrations are just as lovely as the story. If you like that, try some other books from the same author, such as ‘The Balloon Tree’.

Favorite memory from childhood
There are almost too many to name, but it was always in the little things like being read bed time stories by mum and dad, eating at the mall food court (there was so much variety!), and Sunday mornings spent making brunch while listening to my dad’s record collection.

What is community to you?
For me, community is a space where people share something in common. Communities can range from a few people, like a school club, to a lot, like a sports team. There’s really no limit to what a community can center around and I think that communities are integral to helping us learn from one another and continue growing.


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