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El Tesoro // 2016 – 2017

blossom & bloom

8PM, fairly uneventful Thursday night

Finished with college apps. Feels good.

It’s been a wild seven months full of self-reflection, overthinking, and (admittedly) a touch of despair. Though my writing has been consistent in my journals, I found myself easing up a bit on the blog posts because all of my energy had somehow funneled itself into polishing up those essays. Honestly, the entire process was pretty interesting; sure, I was fairly stressed at some points, but I think it forced me to look at myself in a different light that I think ultimately helped me become more confident in myself. Part of me also thinks that if I were to re-apply to places now, the essays I would write would be very different just because the whole process changed me as a person in many ways– but I’m really glad that I wrote those particular essays to change me in the first place, if that makes any sense.  Continue reading

Tomislav Squats

The Cabinet Needs a Rice Krispie Delivery

cabinet

02.20.17 // 11:20PM

There’s a tall cabinet with one wonky door in the far corner of my junior year English teacher’s classroom, a straight shot from the entrance, right behind the almost-life-sized cardboard cutout of Taylor Lautner. Currently, it houses Chex Mix, Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies, and a 56-pack of Rice Krispie treats along with teaching curriculum and several Toni Morrison novels.  Continue reading

New Voices: ‘Who I Am’ + Homeland

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Over a few weeks, my lovely friend Isha Patel created an amazing project around identity especially in the context of Americans of color. Above is just one of the images (which happens to be yours truly!), definitely take a look at the whole project in her portfolio: https://www.patelisha.com/who-i-am-1/

Below is the EP that another one of my lovely friends just released today. She has a wonderful voice, and the EP contains original songs as well as a couple covers. Give it a listen!