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Tracey S. Yang, Author and Business Owner. Interview March 12, 2019


Tracey S. Yang was born in Florence, AL. A large part of her childhood was spent growing up in the Alabama-Mississippi area. She decided to follow a career path in entrepreneurship at 12 years old, and she dreamed of one day owning her own entertainment company. Tracey S. Yang carries the belief that entertainment has the ability to create a much-needed positive change for the world. This desire to influence positive change can be found in all of her work. Sitting down, one day, as a child, Tracey S. Yang watched a television show that featured a speaker who spoke about his belief on entertainment and change, which the speaker stated the following, "Entertainment has the ability to change countries." This statement encouraged Tracey S. Yang to continue onward with her chosen career path. Due to her determination, passion, and persistence to make her dream a reality, today, Tracey S. Yang owns the videography company Kyo Production along with her husband John. 


Much of Tracey S. Yang's artwork is influenced by Japanese anime and manga. Due to the appreciation for the Japanese arts, Tracey S. Yang spent time living in Japan in 2010 and 2011. A New York Times writer also featured her in the Japan Times in early 2011. However, due to the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the natural disaster forced her to return home to the United States. While home, she completed her bachelor’s degree at the Mississippi University for Women in Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design. During college, she founded a school organization referred to as A.I. This experience helped Tracey S. Yang gain valuable leadership experience, which she continues to use today. In 2014, The National Society of Leadership and Success invited Tracey S. Yang to become a member of their organization.


Tracey S. Yang developed a chronic illness in 2015. Her debilitating illness lasted for roughly 2 years. During this time, her passion to inspire others came out in the form of motivational quotes on her social media accounts. However, during this time, another cyberbullied her. "Just go kill yourself." One commented. Due to the gruesome nature of such threats, a few others, with concern for her safety suggested it might be in her best interest to quit posting her encouraging quotes until all harassment stopped. However, Tracey didn't quit. "I won't stop what I am doing for others just because another doesn't want me to succeed." She thought to herself. These painful experiences in her life are currently being used in her work as examples in order to help others.