Compassion through Art: How Rebecca Wang Uses Her Creativity to Make a Difference

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Rebecca Wang discusses her philanthropy, fashion, and the Oscars in an exclusive interview with Hollywood Weekly

Rebecca Wang in an exclusive interview with Hollywood Weekly

Rebecca Wang in an exclusive interview with Hollywood Weekly

Rebecca Wang was recently featured in an exclusive interview in Hollywood Weekly, focusing on her career in psychotherapy, philanthropy, and the arts. Rebecca Wang’s diverse professional background gives her a unique perspective on the many facets of the arts and entertainment industry. As both an executive producer and a philanthropist, she has an acute understanding of what it means to be an artist, and why it is important to support the arts, as well as humanitarian issues.

Using her background as a psychotherapist, Rebecca Wang illuminates the healing role that the arts can have in a therapeutic environment. She firmly believes that fostering creativity and artistic expression across society can be an important tool in both the individual’s emotional well-being, and in spreading innovative thinking to all sectors of society. She even cites
organizations focusing on AIDS research which utilize the arts as an avenue for awareness and fundraising. The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), the Royal Academy of Music, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), all of which Rebecca Wang supports, use arts-centered events to drive their critical research programs.

Rebecca Wang’s determination to support the arts and humanitarian issues are derived from her powerful sense of compassion. She describes the onus that she believes is on actors, musicians, and other people of world renown to act as public advocates for such issues in order to bring greater awareness to them.

She also specifically discusses her patronage of the Serpentine Galleries, chaired by former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The Galleries play an important role in the London art scene, hosting high-profile events and putting on public art displays for all to enjoy. Similarly, BAFTA provides scholarship opportunities for young creatives looking to pursue their passions in film, television, or video games.

The interview concludes when Rebecca Wang provides an insightful look into how fashion and personal style can have a positive impact on an individual’s life. If fashion is the most outward manifestation of inner creativity, then expressing that creativity can engender greater confidence, further driving someone to pursue their passions. This inner fulfillment, Wang believes, can bring about greater compassion and understanding in society.

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