Inok's persona is characterized by her high energy, frequent smiles, easy nature, open mind and resilient heart.
She is an initiator, the one who gets the party started, right and quickly, whether it be scheduling some events or rearranging a space or literally having a dance party that moment. Her enthusiasm for getting a project going is contagious and rousing, and she usually has some good ideas she's been cooking up, gradually gathering input from others and brewing the perfect plan before bursting into action when the inspiration strikes.
Inok is a practical being, concerned first and foremost with the function and flow of things, particularly space. Next comes aesthetic value, aka style, of which she considers herself a master. One of her best and most fun talents to share is her ability to find ideal clothing pieces for specific individuals that are a perfect fit for their body and personality.
She is at times impulsive, but she is learning with age and the patience of loved ones to consider more deeply before acting.
A dedicated mother to her two young daughters, QiQi and Noki, she is with them day and night, through playtime, mealtimes, naptimes, bedtimes and everything in between. Her nature with them is often playful, nurturing, or cuddly, and ever genuine and candid. She speaks to them as intelligent individuals who are capable of understanding, and treats them with a great deal of freedom and respect, far beyond what is considered "normal" for most families.
Tidbits about Inok
Action Figure Pull Cord Catchphrases:
"OMG, You guys! I have an Idea! Lets ... !"
"Hey, can someone help me move this furniture real quick?"
"Yummy yummy milks, yummy yummy milks"
(A song for her children as they nurse)
Inok frequently almost involuntarily sings little songs and ditties narrating whatever little thing is happening at that moment, often comical or sweet, or sometimes just plain silly.
Inok did the writing for most of this website, including this very sentence, and decided to write her own biography in third person to retain continuity of style throughout all of the Eden biographies.
Into the Vortex
Inok was born in Korea, adopted to an upper middle class white American family in Rochester NY. There, she was raised in a relatively loving, abundant and cultured environment that she simultaneously felt was suppressive and limiting.
In her preteens, she rejected her parents religion and the culturally obvious expectations of society on girls and so-called women. Yet still she was driven by the common desire to please her parents, despite a growing gap in their beliefs about life. Without knowing it, she had on many levels succumbed to their conditioning about what was possible in life.
In her early twenties, despite her impulsiveness and ever changing mind, Inok managed to complete a degree in Anthropology from Arizona State, even whilst also enjoying an array of social experiments, excursions and shenanigans.
After college, Inok still had no real direction or purpose in life, and continued to experiment with varying job types, relationship styles, and life philosophies. Following her heart for what seemed like the first time in forever, she moved to Sedona and there came alive like never before.
While living there in the beautiful red rocks and among a community of relatively very conscious and free individuals, Inok was the most free, empowered, abundant and alive she had ever been. And yet even though this was the best her life had even been, it was still in a cycle of necessity and its only purpose was to end that cycle and create something more secure and energetically sustainable. With plans to create some yet unknown business or homestead, Inok was clear that ordinary modern human life was not for her, but was not sure what other possibilities existed.
While it was true that Inok's life had recently taken off and she enjoyed a high degree of self defined success in the old paradigm, one look into the depths of Quinn's laser sharp presence and crystal clear True Love, and Inok was ready to re-examine everything she thought she knew about life and even herself.
Upon meeting in October of 2010, their connection was instant, powerful, life changing, reality shattering and the gateway to the fulfillment of Inok's deepest hopes and desires for a life with love and family.
Inok came to the Garden of Eden in the spring of 2011 after she and Quinn decided to join forces to raise the little being seeded inside her only months after meeting. A heartfelt and sincere invitation from Shellie made clear to Inok that she was indeed welcome to be there where Shellie and Quinn had lived alone for a couple years past, and that there was much hope for loving coexistence of these two unique relationships to exist under one roof.
She considers her life now to be a living manifestation of her dreams of how wonderful life could be, which only became possible through the expansion she experienced as a result of Quinn's clarity and True Love.
It has been through the clarity of perception, quality of character, patience, consciousness, and True Love that Quinn shared has shared with Inok over their four plus years together that she has evolved into a more responsible, conscious, joyful and empowered being than ever before. It is also by his high standards that Inok has become such a patient, attentive and nurturing mother to their two precious daughters.