In August, Heatwave partnered acclaimed lingerie label PerkbyKate to put the spotlight on six inspiring women from all walks of life. A truly local collaboration, this intimate photography series features each woman's favourite location in Singapore and provides meaningful insight into their challenges, dreams and goals for the future. In this piece, we have the honour of interviewing a true survivor: Ms Iann Ethel Oliver.
What would your completely honest personal profile say?
I am quite an open book if you knock down the impression you have of my seemingly tough facade.
This is one of your favourite places in Singapore. Tell us about the significance it has to you
The Henderson Waves is where my best friend and I often drive to. We would walk up the slopes together and hang out at the bridges at night; the view here is amazing day or night! It is also the place I last visited before my leukaemia treatment started.
Our bodies tell stories, literally. What’s yours?
I am always told that our bodies are our sacred temples. If so, I wanted it to be as beautiful, colourful and interesting as the Hindu temples I grew up looking at, travelled for and curious to find out the stories about what each sculpture means in the teachings.