We had the good fortune of connecting with Kathryn Meksavanh and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kathryn, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risks has been the driving force of my life. It has taken me across the country from a little town called Hillsboro, Oregon to Atlanta, GA. I have always been the black sheep in my family who never did what my parents wanted me to do but followed my own dreams and ambition. I always knew my destiny required me to step out of my comfort zone. I had to take the risks to get to where I am today even if it meant I had to go against my parents wishes and experience being uncomfortable along the way. The journey of taking risks hasn’t been a smooth ride but it has built up my confidence that I can do anything I put my mind to,
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an Asian American Actress born and raised in Oregon. I moved to Atlanta, GA in 2009 and have been acting since 2013. My purpose is to be a voice for people who look like me because when I was growing up, there weren’t many Asian Actors or people of influence and I want to be apart of that change because representation matters.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite spot to hang out in Atlanta, GA is in Midtown. I would consider myself an honorary foodie because I love to eat. One of my favorite places to go to is Atlantic Station because they have so many restaurants to choose from. They have a variety of restaurants for whatever you are in the mood for such as Thai, sushi and Mexican just to name a few.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shoutout to my Pastors, Touré and Sarah Jakes Roberts who have been speaking life into me with their weekly messages about becoming the person God has called me to be. Their life changing messages has helped me see myself correctly and has ignited the motivation to become the best version of myself.