purpose, values dissect, Q&A, campaign
Read about the 5 Values of Hila the Killa, artist, performer, creator, heart spreader.
Through various forms of creative expression, she spreads messages about self love, acceptance, sex positivity, and Zero Waste lifestyle.
"To connect it to love, if I was just one love explosion- like how a firework appears in the sky and is gone, I don’t think I would make the same impact. What I really strive for is sustainability. How long can I keep this fire burning? How can I be resourceful and efficient so I can keep spreading hearts, spreading love, and also take care of the planet, rejuvenate the gifts that were given from the Earth, and take care of the Earth?"
"I’m passionate about Sustainability because there’s so much mindlessness. So it’s like I'm bringing awareness to plastic, because plastic is this thing we made. What we throw away defines us. How we move about this world and what we decide to take responsibility for, and what we decide to not to take responsibility for.
I think a lot of people, me included, have been going through life saying “I want change, I want people to respect each other, I want to see racism abolished” and getting angry with the government and the media, but not looking internally in the way that I operate in this world, and the way that I support businesses with my time and my money.
And so Zero Waste and trash mindfulness, it’s a way to hone in on every activity that you do as a human being in this planet and really being accountable for yourself."
"Being responsible for your impact, your actions, your moves, the thing you decide to do or say or not say. That’s very important to me especially as a performer and writer, choosing my words and ideas I want to express and making sure I’m not judging other people, or placing blame on other people. Constantly returning to the point of inner reflection. Introspection."
Q&A, values dissect
I met Andrea Marz in Austin a couple weeks ago. For those who don't know her, you can say she's an interesting, deeply felt, slightly eccentric human being. I instantly connected with her energy. I did a Values Dissect with her over Chai Tea and she spoke about the importance of embodiment, expression, surrender, connection, and love as integral guiding and anchoring values in her life.
Click to read highlights from the interview or listen to our phone recording!
“And really what that means to me is feeling connected, to my physical body and where I’m at mentally. Being able to have thoughts that have them just as they are. Not attaching too much meaning to them, as well as being connected to my emotions. What am I feeling? And then feeling a connection to the world around me. So having all of the debris that keeps me separate dissolves. And that I’m able to have Right Response or just being able to respond with a conscious choice in every moment"
Expression is how I show up in the world, as I am, in this very present moment in time. It is my inhale. It is my exhale. It is my heartbeat. It's the process of my mind showing up and me physically embodying my consciousness in a real and raw way. It's me becoming turned on and fully in connection to who I am and showing up to those around my field.
To express who I am fully and unconditionally is to be vulnerable. It's unfiltered. It's the second conversation underneath the layers of appropriateness and control. Expression and surrender is the flow that manifests internally to guide all the voices inside my head and unleash the truest version of who I collectively am.
Dance, for me, is a genuine cathartic experience to show up and bear witness to who I really am by just simply being and reacting to the moment. I have fears and resistance of public performance but I know behind this fear is actually an equally as big deep desire to do so.
I hope to use EXPRESSION to show up for myself in times of funky distress and turn it into a powerful tool to release. I hope to CHALLENGE my fear of performing and sharing myself so vulnerably. I hope to use DANCE, something I'm passionate about, and grow from this unfolding and see what comes out of it.
I am coming in with the intention for the following week to post a video of myself dancing to a song that represents how I internally feel. I will post directly to my Facebook for 7 consecutive days.
Day 1 back to Taipei. I didn’t sleep at all on the 15 hour flight. I was too excited for the next month working alongside my sister, who is traveling to China with me in her first stab at working for the family bizz. Big step for her but there is definitely more to follow.