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Healthy Body, Open Heart

What did you want to be growing up?

When I was a child, I wanted to be a scientist. The first book I ever read was “One Hundred Thousand Whys” [a popular Chinese science book]. I was a really curious kid and this book was my first window into understanding the basics of this world. As I grew older, I came to appreciate the beauty of art and was fascinated by the paintings of Salvador Dalí. It was amazing to me that you could present a world almost beyond imagination through the tip of a brush – and so I started dreaming about becoming an artist.

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Phoebe Harkin

Associate Editor of The Ophthalmologist

I’ve always loved telling stories. So much so, I decided to make a job of it. I finished a Masters in Magazine Journalism and spent three years working as a creative copywriter before itchy feet sent me (back)packing. It took seven months and 13 countries, but I’m now happily settled on The Ophthalmologist, where I’m busy getting stuck into all things eyeballs.

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