S.02 E.09: Cynthia Tom

S.02 E.09: Cynthia Tom

Hear more from Cynthia on using art as a form of healing and meditation, helping other women overcome past trauma through her organization A Place of Her Own, navigating life as a “re-emerging” artist, and prioritizing self-care while doing community-driven work.

Trigger Warning:

This episode includes brief references to experiences of trauma and sexual abuse, please be mindful as you listen to this episode. 

25:59-27:59 references to incest, rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence, drugs

Links to resources mentioned throughout the episode: 

Artwork Archive — Podcast sponsor, an online platform that manages all aspects of your career including art inventory and sales. Beyond the Studio listeners get 20% off when they get started with their free trial on www.artworkarchive.com/beyond

A Place of Her Own — An arts based healing and transformation series of workshops culminating in an art exhibition for women, founded by Cynthia

General Bead — San Francisco based retailer of bead and jewelry making supplies

SCRAP — San Francisco based non-profit creative reuse center and materials depot

Hunters Point Shipyard Artist Studios — San Francisco based hub for studios, where Cynthia formerly had a studio (and Nicole currently has one)

Marin Open Studios — Annual open studio event for artists in Marin County and Northern California

San Francisco Open Studios — Oldest and largest annual open studio event in San Francisco

Asian American Women Artists Association — San Francisco based non-profit with the mission to advance the visibility and recognition of Asian American women in the arts, where Cynthia served as Board President from 2006–2018

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo

Society 6 — Online retail platform for artists to sell affordable prints, iPhone cases, t-shirts, etc.

CafePress — Online retail platform for selling custom t-shirts, stickers, coffee mugs, etc.

De Young Museum Artist-in-Residency — Where Cynthia was an artist-in-residence in 2009 and where A Place of Her Own originated

San Francisco Arts Commission — Local resource for San Francisco artists, and supporter of A Place of Her Own

California Arts Council — Local resource for San Francisco artists, and supporter of A Place of Her Own

Zellerbach Family Foundation — Providing California-based grants, supporter of A Place of Her Own

SOMArts — Cultural center in San Francisco, one of the many venues for A Place of Her Own exhibitions

California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives at UC Santa Barbara

Intuitive Energy Coaching with Amy Grace Lam — San Francisco based coach-healer supporting individuals to recognize their body's inner wisdom through connecting to one's subtle energy fields

See more of Cynthia’s work on her website www.cynthiatom.com and www.aplaceofherown.org, and on Instagram at @cynthiatom.art and @place.sf

S.02 E.10: Heather Day

S.02 E.10: Heather Day

S.02 E.08: Sarah Hotchkiss

S.02 E.08: Sarah Hotchkiss