CITY: Houston (Southside)
ETHNICITY/RACE: Mexican & Salvadorian
EDUCATION: Studying Fashion Merchandise at Houston Community College
FAVORITE IG ACCOUNT: Camila Coelho, @camilacoelho
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.” Because life is too short to not do what you love to do.
WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
Being the youngest out of three siblings and being the first generation from immigrant parents it has been a roller coaster for me, growing up there was always that pressure and being told “Go to school, go to college, get a decent job, get married” just like every other parent will tell their children, but me being the youngest I guess I can say I have an advantage because I watched my two older siblings work and settle down with their families. I thought to myself I feel like they didn’t get the chance to fully live and by that I mean travel to different states or country, try new things etc. So me being a millennial I told my parents (got a little mad at me) that I do not want to go on that same path as them, yes I will still go to college but I want to live as well by all means, explore Houston, explore other states, countries, meet all different type of people, doesn’t matter the age, gender, religion, ethnicity. I want to expand my mind and create memories while still studying and figuring what I want to do, so this is when I got into blogging (not many Latina bloggers in Houston) I want to have a platform where I can connect and network with other creatives to create and show others our ideas our visions on how we see this great city from fashion, hidden gems, restaurants, lifestyle and travel. I mark a year this June since I started using Instagram as my blogging platform and I’ve had experienced many great opportunities and met amazing people and definitely love where it’s going, and I told my parents “I’m going with the flow, anything can happen good or bad, but that’s part of life, I just know that I don’t want to be 70 years old with regrets that I didn’t do what I truly wanted to do” my story is still being written but I am looking forward for what’s to come.
WHAT'S YOUR PURPOSE?
Being in my early 20’s I am still evolving, growing, experiencing life and still figuring out what is my purpose in this world. Not saying I am lost or don’t know what I want in life, I am simply going with the flow, saying yes to learning new things and trying to travel and learn different cultures as much as possible but one thing I do know is I do not want to settle for something less or a job that I know will not bring me happiness, freedom or joy, we weren’t born to settle in one place we are not trees.
WHAT'S THE BIGGEST HARDSHIP YOU'VE FACED
There is times where I have caught myself comparing my work to other’s on what they are doing differently or getting discourage but then I stop and tell myself that everyone is different and unique in their own ways and that I know what brings others and myself value.
WHAT'S YOUR CONSTANT MOTIVATION & WHERE DOES IT ROOT FROM?
Watching the people I care for succeed also surrounding myself with likeminded individuals who have positive energy and ambition to fulfill their dreams and support one another. Reading books, filling my mind with ideas, constantly doing research on social media and of course let my creativity loose on a white canvas.
WHAT'S SOMETHING THAT SOMEONE WOULDN'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
It would be that I’m a painter and that I’ve been doing art since I was 5 years old.
IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE DEAD OR ALIVE WHO WOULD IT BE?
Being an artist the person who inspires me in both art and my culture and that I would definitely love to meet is no other than my girl Frida Khalo, no doubt about that.