Being Bognahn Möller
Hometown: Windhoek (Namibia)
Occupation: Student/filmmaker, writer
Three words that describe you: Determined, fierce, empathetic
At birth, if you were able to give yourself a name, what name would it be and why?
I would keep my name, Bognahn, as it holds a lot of meaning and a special energy that I keep growing in, which my family must have felt when they gave me this name. I wish I’d known then the potential it would continue to grow with (because I used to hate my name as a child.)
What is your fondest childhood memory?
There are so many but playing and dancing with my twin cousins may be of my fondest memories; we created our own realities and lived unapologetically therein.
When do you feel most like yourself?
When I wake up in the morning and before I go to bed; it’s when I take a moment to speak to myself about my day and be honest about my actions or laugh at myself and it’s when I turn the lights off and move, in still, for meditation.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Free falling; without a doubt I’d go sky diving !
What do you do for growth?
I try to question my intentions when they come across as uncertain and I listen, as attentively as I am able, to others.
When was the last time you did something that challenged you and what was it?
Currently, it’s been a challenge carrying the process for a one-person documentary exploring and learning myself and my ancestors…
If Happiness was a currency, how rich (or poor) do you think you are?
It depends on your idea of wealth I suppose because wealth really is a subjective thing, thus, I could measure my happiness in a N$1000, for example, if it meant that it could afford me all my basic needs, etc. Or, otherwise, I myself am not a materialistic person, so, in both cases, as long as I have my loved ones and the ability to do what I love and share it, I’m pretty wealthy, I’m living large.
What would enough look like to you?
Enough looks like the space I’m in now; again, having what I need and sharing myself in it with those I love. So, in future, being able to keep doing what I love and sharing it with others, would be MORE than filling.
Imagine yourself on your death bed, how would you like for your life to have looked like?
A flash of nostalgia until I depart; including all my travels with family, friends and/or strangers lived in love and laughter despite ups and downs. Genuine journeys with genuine energies. I want to preserve that and pass it on.