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Yao Xiao is a Chinese-born illustrator based in New York. Yao Xiao creates artwork representing a poetic visual world where complex concepts and human emotions are examined, amplified and given physical form. Her work has helped people around the world connect in unique moments, from celebrating the 20th anniversary of the SXSW interactive festival to the grand release of pop singer Katy Perry’s single “Dark Horse.” She has created deeply moving and beautiful graphics for print editorial publications, pop music record covers, concert posters and book covers. Serialized comic by Yao Xiao baopu currently runs monthly on Autostraddle. This is an original comic exploring the nuances of searching for identities, relationships and friendships through the fictional life of a young queer immigrant. Baopu means “holding simplicity”, a Taoist ideal of wanting to return to a simpler state. Find it on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, Etsy or its website.
Yao wrote 109 articles for us.