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I am a photographer, visual artist, travel/cultural curator, and entrepreneur.


Art & Culture


Portugal, United States

I'm Desiree, born in Malaysia, raised in Japan, The United States, and now living in Lisbon, Portugal. As an avid traveler, I recognized the need to be reciprocal in the spaces I find myself, not just as a visitor but also as taking responsibility for the ecosystem that already exists within the place, this is my philosophy. I wear many hats, as a visual artist, a photographer, a travel/cultural curator, and an entrepreneur.

As a person with multitudes, I would love to connect with other women who also find a passion for connecting with the globe through curiosity, compassion, and respect. While continuing to develop new entrepreneurial artistic projects in a fluctuating economy and revolutionary time, it would be great to share and collaborate with others who dare to dream of a more expansive reality together.

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Truthfully, I don't have to 'embrace' diversity considering that my worldview is inherently diverse. As a mixed-race, multicultural, self-proclaimed third-culture kid, my existence is unconventional. The effort I continue to make in operating 'diversely' is to engage in topics, cultures, histories, and other forms of knowledge building with an open heart and ears. I enter spaces with humility and humbleness through curiosity and deep listening, especially when I am not well-versed in the topics at hand. It is wonderful to learn from other people's experiences and their unconventional ways of being.

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How do you think you can contribute to the community? What do you feel you are an expert in and could give advice to the community on? Would you like to mentor in any area of expertise?
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