Photography by Chris Thorn
Name: Sonia Chhinji
Occupation: I build company culture & employer brand at A Thinking Ape.
I love bringing good energies together, whether it is to share a meal, help someone find their dream job or just have a good laugh. I tend to take things personally and invest myself completely if passion is involved. Most of my close friends know that travelling is my life and my life is my indulgence.
What surprised you most about the experience?
How uncomfortable I felt being photographed sans makeup although I don’t wear too much makeup to begin with.
What does beautiful look like to you?
Second chances are beautiful.
A life full of learning, love & intent is beautiful.
Have you ever had cosmetic surgery or treatments?
Nah. I’m not against it, but haven’t had a reason to have it.
What is your biggest fear?
What part of aging scares you the most?
As you age, you ache. I’ve spent the past few years investing in learning more about my body, and what to put in it, rather than what to put on it.
What part of aging is the most exciting?
The relationship you form with yourself.
On average how much do you spend each month on cosmetic items such as make-up, hair cuts/colouring, waxing, clothing, nails, tanning, creams etc.
A couple of hundred dollars a month, but each month varies. Some months, I only spend on clothes, and the others on a haircut and a new lip colour.