Convos

Vivian Nunez

“I graduated in college in 2014 and at the time, I thought I was going into the media route as I interned for companies like Cosmo and Seventeen. In November 2013, my grandmother got sick and she was in and out of the hospital. I was her primary care taker and I would have to…

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Clay Summers of Young Hickory

“I grew up in rural Oklahoma where my HS graduating class had 25 kids. I had a super conservative background, and I didn’t grow up in a farm but a farm community. I knew I didn’t want to become a farmer but I gravitated towards art. I was always interested in CD cover design and…

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Sarah Helen Martinez

I took some film classes way back when, and when I went to school I actually went to school for biology. My intention was to major in science and do something but I wasn’t sure what. In HS I had a great bio teacher and fell in love with and thought it was what I…

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Brielle of The Gilded Bellini

I did PR in New York and am now freelancing doing marketing and social media work here in SoCal. In New York, it was so different. I was working 14 hour days, I was unhappy at work and it just felt like rock bottom. After being surrounded by negativity there, it brought me down and…

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Courtney Wall

“I did Communication Design for my Associates Degree in FIT in New York and that’s how I got into Graphic Design. I was going to do Advertising Design and decided that as much as I loved New York, I didn’t want to live there anymore. I wanted to be able to get into a car…

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Leslie Colon

“I’m originally from Guatemala, but my parents moved here while I was very young and I grew up in Fallbrook for most of my life. I went to Palomar College for photography and as much as I wanted to go to a 4 year college, I had to stay for my family and especially my…

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Aileen Liew

“I just came back from China and it was my third time going. It was a beautiful experience this time around because of the unpaved trails we took and the clean and pristine look of everything there. It was neat because our Uber driver even doubled as our tour guide and the best part was…

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Alisha of Fiercely Optimistic

 “I’m a Reiki master, intuitive healer, I do life coaching, I instruct yoga, and I’m also a writer. I do a lot but it keeps life in balance actually. With all my work I’m never bored and it helps me form into the position I need to help people. We have to realize everything shifts…

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Cara Seargeant of Kyoto State

“It’s my dad and I. My dad is the master engineer behind everything because he has the history behind construction, engineering, and design. And I actually started the idea in school. When I was in LA, I took a class and our main project – we had to make something that was functional and artistic….

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Daniel Whitaker

“Everything seemed to be on track but life has a way of throwing challenges your way. And when you have those moments alone that’s when you realize you’re not in full control of what you think and we need that quiet time both physically and mentally to be open to change. I’ve had a pretty…

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