Photography by

Wangchen Tsomu & Maahi Jain

Skateboarding is just orchestrated falling most of the time. The expectation is to fall, so expect gravity to beat your ass over and over. The moment you start relishing the pain not for the sake of the adrenaline, but for the chance to try again. That’s when you know you’ve been hooked.


She played a huge part in building my confidence. She would always tell me that, intelligent women are the most beautiful women.

Whenever I wear those earrings, I’m reminded of her, and I instantly feel more confident.


What I like most about myself is that I try to stand up for the truth, especially when
nobody else is willing to. Since Kali was born to kill demons, I thought that metaphorically this
represents killing some of the evil in the world.


My tattoos have been the most spontaneous parts of me.

They signify my motto to keep things moving, never settling, always striving for something new.

They’re part of an identity that’s ever learning and unlearning.

The feather motivates me to leave the state of boredom and go somewhere unexplored. The gladiolus flower inside the inverted triangle gives me hope of finding strength inside me.

They’re black ink on skin that gives me permanency like nothing else.