Have faith in the value of your vulnerability,for it is where your inner strength truly thrives.
It was only during my interview with Canaan that we reached the second question before needing to reach for tissues. Before she created “Gigi Fong”, every interview used to reduce her to a quiver, her voice cracking. “Bold isn't a label I'd ever give myself.” she confessed, with a raw honesty that was genuinely refreshing. She's candid about her own makeup, unafraid to acknowledge both her courage and moments of timidity. Instead of sidestepping, she consistently faces her inner world head-on.
As a creator, she's a wellspring of fresh ideas and experiments, while also nurturing aspects she hesitates to reveal to the world. “Maybe my boldness comes from accepting and discussing ...
I've never had a comfort zone because I've never felt the need to create one
“I'm an art director, costume designer, commercial director, shop owner, artist, and a mom... Well, or something along those lines!" That's how Irving introduced herself during the interview. One might wonder if she's a freelancer, given her diverse roles that may seem overwhelming and limit her freedom. However, every one of these roles is a result of her deliberate choices and is wholeheartedly embraced with passion.
Irving studied fine arts with the dream of becoming an artist. However, her early exposure to the world of film, thanks to her sister, led her down the path of becoming an art director. With her trained aesthetics and discerning eye, she not only excelled in set design but ...
Society has rigid expectations for men and women, and these are accompanied by high demands and standards.
In Hong Kong, traditional Chinese thinking heavily influences societal perceptions of gender, often favouring men over women and constraining women into passive and fragile roles. Anecdotes like Pearlmi's experience in motorbike lessons illustrate the pervasive nature of gender expectations and stereotypes. Rigid ideas about what "men should'' and "women should" do create unrealistic and unfair situations, making it difficult for individuals to break free from traditional gender roles.
Despite progress made towards challenging gender stereotypes, society's journey remains a long one.
Gender expectations are imposed on everyone, regardless of gend...