Hidden Gems, interviews

Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

A year ago on February 9th, 2019, I took a road trip to Santa Barbara to see an art show put together by Emily Mata, an art student at Westmont college. A photo I had shared with her was painted portraying the bond I share with an American citizen, despite our different heritage and race.… Continue reading Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

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Monetizing Off of my Hobbies – Can I Keep Anything for Myself?

Everyday, I wake up with a million ideas and thoughts flowing through my head, with too many to write down. I have many hobbies that include plant life, baking, crafting, art, and some slight tinkering. These hobbies are things I enjoy doing in my free time, for no financial gain. Unfortunately, most of the time… Continue reading Monetizing Off of my Hobbies – Can I Keep Anything for Myself?

Hidden Gems, interviews

On the Rise: Sade Ndya

By Palmira Muniz (@vivalapalma) Sade Ndya is a young Indian and African American photographer who hails from what she calls, the "boring-ass" town that is Palm Springs, and despite her small town upbringing, Ndya's work is far from boring. I had the pleasure of interviewing the artist, who currently has her studio and resides in… Continue reading On the Rise: Sade Ndya