In Pursuit of Self Nourishment.
After the roller coaster called 2020, I finally sat down and confronted one of the most frightening questions the internet has to offer; what's your story?
My story begun more than twenty years ago when I moved away from the Netherlands to good ol' Indonesia and began to see how cultures differ, and perhaps it will end in another few twenty years once I've understood the ever-intricate human condition, but for now, it moves through my journey of finding Self Nourishment
Born as a counter-concept to the well-celebrated 'self care', Self Nourishment is how I am trying to reconciliate the system that has caused us and normalized burn-outs, overproductivity, and the incessant fear of never being good enough.
Self Nourishment, instead of finding its roots in the very system that is tiring us, focuses on disentangling what society has taught me in order to rebuild a lifestyle that aligns with the life I actually want to live.
Inquiring Culture, on the other hand, is the tagline of my YouTube channel and the nature of the content I create. With my experience as an Arts & Culture scholar, as well as Gender, Diversity and Inclusivity, my knowledge is very much embedded in societal practices and critically analysing how they have affected our lives today.
As an intentional content creator, I believe it is essential to be self-reflexive and identify how my privilege, accessibility, experience, and education have contributed to the very systems I try to tackle in my content.