“The soul, I said, has a principle of growth and of decay … the soul, which is always in motion and always in a state of desire, must necessarily be wanting in the truth; for the truth is something which is not present to it, but which it is always seeking, always yearning for.” Plato. The Republic.
This exploration of my identity examines my relationships with others and my place in the world. I‘ve come to understand that my sense of self is constantly evolving and that vulnerability is not weakness. This intense, challenging, and transformative self-examination has enabled me to shed protective layers, revealing the various components that constitute my identity: my values, personas, strengths, and interests.
This inquiry's evolution will always remain ongoing and open-ended, just like the creation of my identity. My body's journey is represented through a photographic series of paper dolls that embody the facets of my designed identity, capturing my interchangeability and fragility. My mind's journey is illustrated by a dynamic website that continuously evolves, rearranges, and reflects the fleeting nature of my innermost thoughts. My heart's journey is illustrated in a collaborative fashion film with my partner, encapsulating our experience working in social media and fashion.
I leave you with an invite to explore my inner thoughts, intertwined with my philosophical reflections and hope that you can gain something, whether it be knowledge, insight, or something else entirely. But beware what you see today might not be here tomorrow.