After receiving the invite from photographer Perrin James and Producer Asa Suguitan, I didn’t sleep much the night before talking with the team and attempting to research and prep for the unknown. There was no survival guide to read or any girls to call for advice because no female to my knowledge had done it before. Although I always harness a healthy level of fear, I live for adventure. It was a combination of sheer excitement and uncertainty if I would come out alive.
The most important prep element other then safety, was consulting with the Hawaii elders for guidance, permission, and exact cultural protocol.