Who Pronounced You Dead
A collection of identity and healing, a reminder of who I am and the journey that brought me here. It’s also me at my most vulnerable.
You’re a gifted child, the universe told her. She was 1.
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Before you embark on this next journey, take a deep breath. Relax. Give the child some space to heal, I tell her. We’re 25.
They pull out their telescopes to hunt me down. They capture me only to put me under a microscope. Had they looked through a kaleidoscope. They would have seen me. They would have realized that I'm everywhere.
That we can't exist without each other. That we're a consequence of each other's thoughts, actions, and beliefs. That we live both for each other and from each other. That in this life of infinite love and change, all we're really looking for is alignment.
Alignment with each other. Alignment with the universe. Alignment with ourselves deep within.
These eyes remind me that the most beautiful people, the very ones who allow me believe in life again and again, have all suffered deeply one way or another. Their expressions are of understanding, of purity. They’re eyes that whisper, “I don’t need to know your past to walk beside you.” These people walk through walls with a core of fire and a heart of gold.
How many times must I arrive at this destination until I can find my journey? Or is the secret to recognize that the passengers are happy sleeping, that perhaps if I steer through the rhythm of my heart, we will safely land. What if they wake up and cannot breathe the air that I breathe. What then?
Hello there! I'm Hillary Wen
By morning, I run When Toys Age; by afternoon, I dive into independent passion projects; and by 11pm, I try to go to bed. I believe in coming alive in all your work & relationships, and balancing your inner child with your strategic instincts.
With an academic background in political and leadership theory, a professional background in project and people management, and a passion in life design and story-telling, I strive everyday to find the balance between creativity and strategy & planning and execution.
Available January 2019