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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Getting Dumped, Being Broke and Making a Tinder

A few weeks after I quit my job, I got dumped. I was already extremely depressed dealing with my newfound broke-ness and my break up was the straw on the camel's back. At this point, I had been sleeping as much as I could to avoid overthinking about my financial situation. I would periodically Door… Continue reading Getting Dumped, Being Broke and Making a Tinder

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September is Dedicated to Finding Solace Within

Tomorrow is the start of a new month. I honestly feel like August was a productive month. I got a new full time job, I let go of a friendship that wasn't worth salvaging and I decided that I am going to put all my energy into saving up to move out. ┬áIn addition, I… Continue reading September is Dedicated to Finding Solace Within