I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some interesting people during this project. So far, none have been as weird, but more importantly, as driven as Olivia. Yes, that's a bold statement. But, when you meet someone who, as a kid, went to school, then cross country practice, dance practice and woke up at 6am to do homework, all on her own accord, it's hard not to think so. Olivia didn't stop hustling in grade school, it is her life. "I've been thinking about my legacy," she told me. Olivia thinks often about the word people would use to describe her. For her mother, it would be "kindness" and her father, "stable." For Olivia, her hope is that her word is "genuine." As an artist, it's what she puts in her work. That's why it's so weird. Even as I write this interview now, I remember we're all weird. Every last one of you is a freak of nature. And as you grow older, you realize being weird is actually being really cool. That's because people are usually afraid to be themselves. Olivia is the outlier who embraces her oddity. "People can see when things are fake. They can relate to the fact my art is raw and honest. I've been told I'm pretty intense. I take it as a compliment," she stated. And even though the age old tale is artists don't make money till they're dead, she's not stopping. She embraces the odds of a 20-something artist working three jobs. Olivia shared with me that her mother has told her since she was a child, "Stay true to Olivia Taylor." With all due respect to her mother, I'd like to say, "Stay weird, Liv."