Baopu #107: Leave Room For Your Future Self

In a six panel comic, Baopu — an Asian person with red hair — sits at a desk and contemplates making a New Year's resolution. The list starts to stress them out. And instead they decide to give their future self a break and enjoy the peace.

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Yao Xiao

Yao Xiao is a China-born illustrator based in New York City. Yao Xiao creates artwork depicting a poetic visual world where complex concepts and human emotions are examined, amplified, and given physical form. Her work has helped people all over the globe connect at unique moments, from the celebration of the 20 Year Anniversary of the SXSW Interactive Festival, to the grand release of pop singer Katy Perry's single 'Dark Horse.' She has created deeply emotional and beautiful graphics for editorial print publications, pop music record covers, concert posters and book covers. Yao Xiao's serialized comic Baopu currently runs monthly on Autostraddle. It is an original comic exploring the nuances in searching for identities, connections and friendships through the fictional life of a young, queer emigrant. Baopu stands for 'holding simplicity,' a Taoist ideal of wishing to return to a simpler state. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Etsy or her website.

Yao has written 130 articles for us.

4 Comments

  1. How awesome!
    My future self is super chill. I do the dishes for her sometimes and she loves me for it.
    This New Year’s I won’t stress her out with all sorts of goals. I think I’ll give her “no hangover” to start the year off right.

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