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Fawn Douglas

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was born in Oklahoma and moved to Nevada when I was a child—I grew up in downtown Las Vegas in the Paiute colony.
Growing up, I was bullied for my race and culture, which caused me to be embarrassed and push against my Native American heritage.
I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do when I started college, so I studied communications, business, and marketing.
I earned my AA in global studies from the College of Southern Nevada—I still didn’t have a clear career path, but I knew I was interested in the cultures, religions, and economies around the world.
All the subjects that society encouraged me to pursue seemed very dry, so I went back to art—which had been my main interest since I was young—and got my bachelor’s degree in painting and drawing.
My career as an artist really started to take off when I reconnected to my culture and put myself out there to speak up about environmental and indigenous cultural issues.
I’m currently pursuing my MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
In addition to my work and studies, I’m also actively working to connect to my Paiute culture, learning the language, ways, and customs.
Keep following my journey

Career

Artist

I bridge my art and activism, telling stories that are important to culture and existence.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Environment & Nature
Being Creative

Day to Day

First, I spend time reading emails and responding. I'll also do some social media plugs. After digital life is handled, I'll read, research, and write. Then I'll create art! My creative time is scheduled in but sometimes happens before other duties. I just do it when it feels right. Other daily activities include sewing, self care, exercising, eating, stitching, communicating, painting, repeat.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

When pursuing your passion as a career, give it your all. You will get out of it what you put into it. I am currently working on my master's degree and am in the studio from 8am to 8pm some days. If this is your passion, you have to treat it like that.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Art

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should pursue business, communications, or marketing."

Challenges I Overcame

Racial Discrimination
Learning Issues
Drugs / Addiction

Interviewed By

All In

All In

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