I know the difficulty of writing, especially when I choose the topic of β€œMe”. Who cares? Who want to know the story about an average girl from the mid of Borneo jungle?

Let us call this: a perspective.

From purilieus area in the island known as the third biggest in the world after Greenland and Papua.

From the land that burning with peat and forest fire continually for 21 years, suffer most rapid deforestation and has been carbon biggest contributor for climate change.

From a jungle with big holes on the ground; not sinkholes but minings that fuel the industrialization.

From an indigenous tribe considered as the most scared and dangerous in Indonesia and Asia; the legend head hunters.

Did I mention that I was born in the mid of heroes? A group of fighters.

Who decide to act and refuse to stay and do nothing.

Who prefer solving rather than complaining.

Who choose action over silence.

ME, MODERNISM & MY INDIGENOUS ROOTS is a perspective of an indigenous Dayak woman to life in the midst of environmental destruction and industrialization in her homeland, Kalimantan. This book is about connection to the ancestors, indigenous activism, journey into self discovery and finding your place in this world.

Available on order now. Please contact the number/email below.


WA/Text +62 822 5568 4041

The book will be launched in San Fransisco, Ubud and Gold Coast by this year.

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