Hello! Sun is an online platform that exists to offer a human and honest approach to wellness that is accessible to all - opening up and shedding light to what it really means to be “well". As the wellness industry was becoming more and more commodified - I found the conversations that surrounded the matter of healing and health feel almost impossible, unattainable, expensive and unrelatable for so many. Wellness was starting to become a topic of exclusivity and elitism and I found a growing importance to talk about real things and share real stories about what it really means to be "well".
Hello! Sun is a personal and intimate project that stemmed from a growing discomfort in seeing the definition of beauty or what constitutes to a good life be one that was valued or measured against our disconnected societal and cultural norms. I found that we were starting to forget that the body and the mind are connected and what effects one only effects the other. It broke my heart to see if we fell sick, more of us were turning to buy into quick fixes to resolve our skin or health issues or to medicating ourselves for feeling blue and anxious without actually questioning the real causes or doing any inner enquiry.
I wanted to provide a platform where conversations were had with some of the beautiful people in my life in discussing their diet, health and life philosophies in hope to inspire us all. I wanted to focus on the idea that healing and beauty - whether it be skin, hair, disease, weight or mental illness - is the measure of how we balance and centre our lives through the attention and care we pay into what we put “inside” of us and how we “live” rather than focusing our attention on perfecting everything that exists “outside” of us. I have found that I myself, and so many others have at times neglected to centre our lives around caring for our internal worlds and have rather placed our obsessions on what we wear and how we look at the forefront of our priorities. To bring this awareness to people is the main mission for Hello! Sun.
Hello! Sun missions to help people feel less alienated and shamed in their pain and suffering. To help people feel safe in that our darkness is also an integral part of healing in itself. It should be welcomed not banished. To share that no matter who you are, these feelings are felt and experienced universally.
Hello! Sun aims to humanize the idea of “wellness” one, that doesn’t stand behind a product or a quick fix or tools that can only be accessible to some and not others. A platform to help us feel empowered in our responsibility in cultivating our health - without it feeling so scary, unobtainable, expensive or out of our league.
I hope the interviews I present challenge you to think for yourself, feel more connected and less alone, give you the space to understand that you are what you eat and you become what you think, literally. If we want our lives to change, we must want to be the change and feel that the chance to change is available to us all.
Hello! Sun seeks to provide perspective through a reassessment of what is actually integral to our being; the body, the mind, the soul, and the power of nurture. Through this platform we humanize our role models and icons and understand that pain, suffering and healing is all universal.
A space to talk about things that women aren’t talking about, real conversations about real things. You are not alone.