Amber Akilla is a Chinese-Australian multi-disciplinary creative. Best known as a DJ, she has also done extensive work as a creative producer and consultant. She has worked with brands including Nike, Adidas, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Absolut and Red Bull. In 2018 she co-founded NVSHU女术, Chinese for “women’s skill”. The project began as a women and LGBTQ+ focused DJ workshop and evolved into connecting creatives across different disciplines for special collaborations resulting in features in PAPER Magazine, Vogue, L’Officiel and NOWNESS. Through her personal project and podcast, Friend Crush, she shares the evolution in her understanding and perspectives on human connection, creativity and authenticity as a way to encourage others to embrace the journey of self-understanding and empowerment.