Category Archives: Self Portraits

Look Toward the Light

*This post comes with a trigger warning of rape and assault. When I was growing up, my grandfather told me that if you are forewarned of something in advance and it happens, you could easily argue that the warning was … Continue reading

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

When I was a child, my grandparents told me all of their fears for their harbor community in San Pedro, CA. They told me they feared that one day the Italian portion of the community would attempt to proclaim superiority … Continue reading

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Saint Brigid

I’ve shared previously about how I was confused when I was younger about why my soul felt so masculine. People often ask me how I could identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community and still choose to remain Catholic. There’s … Continue reading

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Ave Maria

  There’s been a question I’ve been asked repeatedly my entire adult life…”how did you know?!” or alternately, “how did your family know?!”. I could claim that I come from the most highly magical family of witches/wizards around. I prefer … Continue reading

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Find Your Voice

  When I was growing up, my grandpa told me a story repeatedly about how his dad and Walt Disney had brainstormed together about The Little Mermaid. His dad had a lot of dreams about me, and he knew that … Continue reading

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Cherry Bomb

I come from a very unique family. On the Mexican branch of my family tree, we come from a long line of curanderos. A curandero is basically a healer, and in our family that comes in the form of either … Continue reading

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This Earth is Our Wonderland

It’s time to turn this country and the health of this Earth around. Our country is currently going through what is known in a spiritual sense as a “dark night of the soul”. It feels like things are hopeless and … Continue reading

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The World in My Eyes

Our country has become overtaken by the “us versus them” mentality. The part that really pushed me over the edge lately has been all of the talk about “if you don’t like it here, go back to where you came … Continue reading

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Why Pride Month Matters to Me

This is an extremely personal post, so I apologize in advance for that awkward familiarity that comes with spilling your life story onto the internet for the world to see. It’s very important for me to finally share this story, … Continue reading

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Let Me Introduce Myself….

Running a business as a creative professional presents several unique challenges, some of which I never anticipated. I realized after a particular photo session a few weeks ago, that I need to do a better job of introducing myself and … Continue reading

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