mindmapping calms down my thoughts – it helps me narrate my multiple simultaneous tangents and connections without the fear of losing those thoughts to the dark corners of forgotten thoughts in my brain. I wonder how to most honestly communicate verbally (a linear act) how my thoughts work.
I often find myself asking a lot of questions in conversation with others – not for the purpose of extracting information from them, but with the intention of giving them space to think, speak, and be listened to. I wonder if the majority of people see question-asking that way – as an act of giving – or if it is commonly seen as an act of taking. I wonder way to find the balance / how to gauge whether the human I am conversing with sees it more one way than the other.
one of my greatest learnings has been to take every opportunity – because I never know when something may be my last chance to do that. I learned to say "yes" to everything. only more recently have I learned the importance of also asking "why?"
asking "why" is now at the core of my being – I want there to be purpose and reason behind every decision I make, every situation I find myself in, every human I spend time with, how I spend time with other humans, every project I take on.
too often, we overlook the importance of context. context is the holistic, big picture. it is the experiences that shaped a person's decisions, the circumstances that sculpted a political amendment, the larger story that must be considered when understanding why things are the way they are. without understanding the context of our history, we are left living solely in our own existence in the present – accepting what we are given without questioning the motivations behind them, with no understanding of the roots of conflict that need to be dug up in order to solve the problems we experience and witness today.
ballet taught me how to have control over every little part of my human body – my instrument. I developed a deep appreciation for the muscles, tissue, and joints that work together in imperfect, yet absolutely perfect, synergy to create movement – to sculpt shapes and lines purely based on an understanding of how to manipulate my body.
I aspire to design products to work with the human body in a way that complements it, works with it, emphasizes it, alleviates it, and allows it – whether that be through a wearable that is worn on the body, a chair that must support the body, or a tool that must be used by a part of the body – easily, simply, and comfortably.
1. the human race is connected. this global pandemic has formed a web with 119,000,000+ lines, all connected and stemming from the same, single source.
2. the tiniest of our actions can lead to the most substantial impact.
3. we asked for time. we were given time. isn't that a beautiful thing?
4. a virus does not discriminate.
5. a global pandemic is a war. but for once, we are all on the same team. why don't we act that way?
6. with crisis comes opportunity. though it is difficult to understand how to find my place in helping & serving the world in a problem that every government and huge corporation is also involved in.
7. it is difficult to contextualize – to wrap my head around and truly understand, to empathize – what is so abstract, so expansive.