Ophelia Chong: Founder of StockPot Images talks confronting her own bias, working to change the face of cannabis, and advice for women wanting to get into the industry
Today I'm chatting with Ophelia Chong - community activist, graphic designer & photographer. She's the founder of Stock Pot Images and Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE). She is also the Creative Consultant at PUSH, served as the Community Outreach liaison for THC Design, responsible for LGBT, Veterans, Women, Minorities and Disabled outreach. Her newest endeavor is the Bevel Group, as partner. Ophelia is driven to help shape the new conversation of Cannabis and is guided by one mission: to advocate for the legalization of cannabis and offer truthful reflections of the faces and communities that embrace cannabis.
In our convo we talk about confronting her own bias about marijuana and how that eventually led to creating StockPot Images, what it's been like as a Asian-american female in the cannabis industry, some of the hurdles she encountered getting her business off the ground (even as an ancillary company), working to change the face of cannabis and her outreach work within the LGBTQ, Veterans, Women, Minorities and disabled communities, and her advice for women interested in getting into the industry.
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