Barikatul Hikmah loves books, art, culinary, interesting people, random thoughts, and all things beautiful from clothes to bone structures. Most of the time you can find her quiet, even in the loudest group conversation, for she likes to observe and indulge raw energy from life around her. Born and raised in Indonesia’s authoritarian regime is a pivotal blessing in disguise that would shape her life. Right after intimate years with literatures as an art student, she did a master’s degree on defense management. Above all, her true passion is ideas; old, new, great, nonsense, everything. The crazier the merrier. Written ideas, for her, is the currency of preserved moments: the ultimate reason why she types and scribbling dispatches.