Chenxi Ouyang is the Co-founder and CEO of Bright & Beautiful, a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering adolescent girls in rural China. Chenxi graduated from Boston University with a dual degree in psychology and film. She co-founded the Bright & Beautiful Girls Project in 2013 to help girls build self-esteem and unlock potential through arts. She has traveled to 21 countries, and is currently working as a freelance videographer, editor, and writer while she continues to develop Bright & Beautiful with her team. She lives in Hangzhou, China with her husband Felix. They have a dog named Kabul and a cat called Bambi.
“Six years ago, I met Melissa in a Watson class in Boulder. I remembered how excited I was when I heard Melissa describe her work with the youth. She invited me to Golden Bridge programming, and that was when I found a place that my heart belonged. Melissa and the community empowered me. [My Bright and Beautiful co-founder] Juliet and I both had a sense that this was also what we visioned for our community and our girls in China. Our camps and our workshops have been greatly inspired by Melissa’s work. It’s been 7 years since we founded Bright & Beautiful. There are many obstacles along the way, but we are so thankful for the Golden Bridge community for always being there offering us tools and protecting our courage.”