Every day I question myself about what does it mean to truly live sustainably and to be wealthy? What does it mean to be a successful human with no material gain attached to my success. I question my decisions when it comes to each moment of my life. …

It’s hard not to think of humans as numbers when reading the news. I want to try and picture what they were like, their laughter, personality. I want to connect with these women through all of that digital noise and really feel them as human beings. …

I want to honor my grandmother today. I am who I am because of her. My earliest memory is of her making naan in tandoor oven. It was pure magic. She’d shape this raw lifeless dough and then with a giant mitten she’d stick it inside the oven, right in…

I remember sitting on a toilet at home, 5 or 7 days after I gave birth, when I finally broke down in hysterical crying. I was in so much pain. Simple act of urinating brought tears to my eyes as my stitches burned like hell. At the same time my…

We all do it. All the time. Unconsciously or concisoulsy we anticipate what is next, every single moment. Of course there are some moments of pure presence but they are rare. Most of the time, we wait for tomorrow to come, when our plans and dreams will come true. …

When I decided to convert my real people casting company into a platform I had two clear goals in mind.

First I saw an opportunity to make media more authentic and diverse. Battling token diversity and stereotypes created by casting became our mission.

I also saw another side of this…

When we are connected our hearts are joined together and become stronger. When we are separated, we feel is lonliness and emptiness, depression, and not belonging. How did humans become so spearated? We are meant to feel each other’s pain and love. We are meant to fall in love with…

Sitora Takanaev

Promoting authenticity and beauty of indigenous cultures around the world. CEO and Co-Founder of Oncata

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