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Irma Garcia

@curls_n_tumbao

CITY: Born/Raised in Houston & Currently in Austin

ETHNICITY/RACE: Afro-Latina

EDUCATION: University of Texas at Austin

FAVORITE IG ACCOUNT: @the_goddess_jeweler

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Nobody warned you that the women whose feet you cut from running would give birth to daughters with wings.” - Ijemoa Umebinyuo

FAVORITE BOOK: Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice by Dr. Willie Parker

FAVORITE SONG: In terms of music, I love anything I can twerk to (in ANY language!) haha


WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

Womanist, reproductive justice warrior, and writer

WHAT'S YOUR PURPOSE?

To be the woman I needed when I was younger.

WHAT'S THE BIGGEST HARDSHIP YOU'VE FACED?

I don’t have a “biggest hardship.” None of them were able to outdo each other in regards to their “toughness,” haha. I was raised in the hood and come from an immigrant family full of trauma, violence, and oppression, like many others of my raza and community, therefore they were all pretty insane. Nevertheless, I’m glad I went through everything I did, because it made me who I am today, and I wouldn’t change that for the world. ❤ 

WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST MOTIVATION?

The universe.

It’s honestly the little things. Its resplendent beauty that I absorb everyday elates my soul, and it’s truly inspiring and motivating.

It roots from the eccentricity embedded in my being, so I don’t have one specific dream—I have many that combine into one big, abstract fairy tale.

I’m genuinely excited to watch it like a movie one day. 

WHAT'S SOMETHING THAT SOMEONE WOULD NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I have social anxiety (however, I’m getting better, slowly but surely .

IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE DEAD OR ALIVE WHO WOULD IT BE?

Selena. Her soul seemed so pure and full of love; she was truly a celestial gift.