1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Tough one. I grew up on a coffee farm in the middle of nowhere. More intimately though, it has brought a lot of perspective into my life. It's what grounds me a lot of the time. I think that is where my love for art comes from. I spent my childhood drawing , painting, and even created my own written language! I grew up absorbing from the fairy-like world around me, and projecting from that. Both with my art and my being. I've kept that creativity private most of my life until the past few years. I’m just now finally exposing my art, vulnerability and where I come from. It's a delicious, liberating thing.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
Creating, expressing, indulging in books, attempting to save the world. My passions are my hobbies. I love to paint, sketch, create, express - that is where my heart resides. Expression has brought modeling into play too. I've had the chance to collaborate and be part of many sweet projects with many talented folk. I'm also an activist: human rights, environmental, and political. They all go hand in hand. I spend weekends volunteering for the cause, making calls, meetings, fundraisers. Activism will forever be a hobby of mine, a duty. The world has always been in some sort of turmoil, as we are now. I feel that it is better to be proactive than just sit there and complain about it all. Progress is futile that way.
3. What are your goals for the future?
The future is blurry. Regarding goals, I'm in law, so I plan on utilizing the skills I'm gathering and combining them with my activism. I want to create a balance with my career and my hobby. I intend to work at the American Civil Liberties Union and I'm currently paving my way to that. I definitely will continue creating, expressing and doing art. I’m continuously exploring and learning new things. I plan on living here in the city, or somewhere in the middle of a forest. Another country? Like I said, the future is still blurry but my goals are set. Just planting the seeds.
4. What is your definition of success?
Being genuinely happy and satisfied with what you are doing.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
I've spent this past year modeling and filming here and there. This new year I’m dedicating a lot of my time to painting. I’m currently working on an upcoming gallery show. I will combine forces with a couple of musicians and photographers. It should be a groovy time!