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Written By ASIAN AMERICAN GIRL CLUB - November 12 2019
Creative Visionary & Strategist
Photos by Chloe Camille
What makes you undefinable?
Pooja: My global citizenship makes me undefinable.
Your visual content aesthetic is stunning! How does your personal identity and cultural experiences shape how you create?
Thank you so much! And this is one of my favorite questions because I don't have a concrete answer yet! I describe my aesthetic on Instagram (@thelittletembo) as a romanticization of my life. I am on a forever journey of discovering the many layers of myself and my surroundings. I choose poses that make me feel strong, empowered and bold. I photograph in angles that are interesting to the eye because they allow for interpretation. I edit my photos with a focus on jewel tones because it reminds me of my favorite Indian garments, or vintage, bohemian effects that remind me of Mombasa architecture. My travels and cultural experiences encourage me to shoot content that will make people think... and dream. In short, I believe my content will change my corner of the world by showcasing an honest celebration of culture through global citizenship and multi-faceted creation and inspiration. It is a living document of the quote by Henry Miller: “To make living itself an art, that is the goal.”
When traveling, what kind of local nuances do you gravitate towards?
I gravitate toward art and craftsmanship stores everywhere I go. Ever since I was a young girl, I have been mesmerized by painters, street artists, wood-workers – you name it! I always like to visit local artist talent and support them by purchasing a piece or two, and sharing their story in however way I can. I also think artists have a unique way of telling the story of their homelands; I've heard the craziest stories from artists in Zimbabwe, Egypt, Oman and India that transformed my entire perspective of the countries.
As a self-proclaimed coffee dater, what makes a solid cup of coffee?
OAT MILK ;) But in all seriousness, I personally really enjoy learning people's coffee of choice. I think it's very telling of their personality. From straight black to all the syrups and frills. My go-to is an iced latte with oat milk and a dash of cinnamon.
Check out this voice note from Pooja on Scorpio SZN and ways you can better serve yourself!