For an unknown reason, my gut feelings told me not to post about the July 1st Hong Kong protest when I returned to NYC in early July. Perhaps I was subconsciously waiting for a more meaningful time to post these images. With the current protest happening in Hong Kong, I felt that it was an appropriate time to share them.
I am lucky to say that I have visited Hong Kong twice in the past year. Hong Kong holds a special place in my heart for many reasons: It is a place where I experienced how genuinely kind others can be, a place that taught me to never give up on following a dream, a place where I shared laughs until I had tears running down my cheeks, a place that holds the childhood and family of someone very special to me, and it is a place with a unique rhythm, so powerful, that it resonates in my heart.
With this in mind, I would like to say: Stay strong Hong Kong and most importantly, stay safe.
Thank you to those who have made Hong Kong mean what it means to me today: hL, Wincent, Passion Passport, Mr. Cheung, Noor, Daniel, Jethro & Barbra and Check Inn HK.