I am currently a Juris Doctor student with a masters degree in human rights law. I work as a project leader on various projects for the federal government focusing on human rights, including sexual harassment and sex discrimination, child safety, and Indigenous rights.
I am also a new author, writing my first novel to be published in early 2023 and hope to continue writing novels well into the future. In addition to writing, my hobbies include astronomy, astrophotography, and landscape photography. I use the following equipment:
- Nikon D850
- Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM ART
- Skywatcher Esprit 100 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope
- Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
In my past life, I was passionate about moral philosophy and ethics, which played a big part in the growth of my personality, independence, and my everyday thinking and actions. I work against the grain of social cliche’s, and being socially unconventional, I perceive the world and am guided by the parameters set by my own moral system. I started that journey by asking one question: what is love?
For me, love is moral consciousness, the ability to give love, to genuinely care, to feel empathy. It’s not something I want [try to be loved by others, impress others, make others want me], but something that I give, willingly and unconditionally, and this can only ever be real and authentic when there is equality in the love I give. It is to love all, people, animals, and nature. To give love only to get love in return is not love. That’s something else, narcissism, loneliness, or maybe dependence.
A lot of my photography has a story that connects my moral philosophy, and the one aim in my life is to be level-headed and at peace when there are conflict and challenges all around me, like nature, like the night sky. I still haven’t reached it yet, but almost, and I hope I can capture that one day in a photo!