The Jakarta Post
The 348-page book chronicles Nadya Hutagalung's journey in the modelling and entertainment industry, as well as her work in environmental preservation and wildlife protection. (Courtesy of Nadya Hutagalung/-)
Television host and eco-activist Nadya Hutagalung has released a book titled Walk With Me, which presents her personal narrative on life in the modelling and entertainment industry, as well as her work in environmental preservation and wildlife protection, specifically in the conservation of orangutans and elephants.
The 348-page book is divided into seven chapters, each corresponding to the different elements of being, according to a statement, namely Mist, Seeds, Mirror, Bamboo, Ocean, Spice and Soil; chronicling Nadya's journey.
"I realize that everyone is living their own journey, each with his or her own story to tell. No one's story is more important than anyone else's. Instead, I believe that we can learn from other people's experiences and from empathizing with them, even if it is a world away from our own lives and backgrounds," Nadya said in the statement.
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Formatted as a coffee table book, Nadya reveals a glimpse into her private life, including her relationship with her husband and children, parents, as well as close friends.
The 44-year-old model first initiated the idea of writing a book in 2015, approaching designer Didit Hediprasetyo to work together as creative director. Along with Winda Malika Siregar, as the editorial director, and Boedi Basoeki as the publisher, the book was created in collaboration with ADHVAN Media and launched this month.
"I am grateful for the many phases of my life and the many people I have met along the way, because in each, there lies many valuable lessons," Nadya said in her book foreword.
In addition to written words, the former Asia's Next Top Model host also reveals visual storytelling through images captured by Davy Linggar throughout various locations, including Indonesia, Singapore, where Nadya is based, as well as Nepal and Kenya. (liz/kes)