From founding Hong Kong’s first diverse modelling agency to creating artworks that celebrate the untapped potential of neurodivergent people, this year’s youngest Gen.T List 2021 honourees are making waves in their respective industries. Read on to learn more about them and the achievements that bagged them a spot on this year’s list.
Wan Jamila Wan Shaiful Bahri
Profession: Artist and founder, ArtJamila Gallery
The youngest honouree on the Gen.T List this year, artist Wan Jamila Wan Shaiful Bahri made headlines in 2020 with her artistic tribute to frontline workers fighting Covid-19 in her native Malaysia. The self-taught artist, who is autistic and previously non-verbal, initially used art to communicate with the world but has since won awards for her paintings, which highlight themes related to sustainability and diversity.