"I get inspired from anything and everything. Whether it be food, music, graffiti, or my main love... fashion. My mother has to be my biggest inspiration, because she raised me with the ideology and mindset that anything you set your mind to is possible. Every curve-ball thrown at you can be dodged. Hence, nothing is impossible in itself because even the word IMPOSSIBLE contains “I’m Possible” within it. Therefore I always thank my mother for being so courageous, smart, and wise. She was amazing to me, and those loved ones around her."
Causes you advocate for?
"I advocate for American Cancer Society and children who are currently being taken away from their parents due to President Trump’s harsh and extreme laws on immigration. Children are the future to our society and I believe as a nation and overall as a world we need to be more united as human beings and work together to resolve social issues in order for us to get down to the politics of it all. Children and families should never be forced apart no matter what the laws may be. Especially in the conditions that they have these kids in what they call “concentration camps”. Nonetheless, I also advocate for ACS because my mother was diagnosed with cancer when I was 6 years old and she was only given 3 months of life, and my mother in return fought the last stage of cancer, between two life and death surgeries and survived for 6 1/2 years. I want to help people with this disease to feel better, motivated, and give them hope if all is lost to continue fighting the battle."
Where is your favorite place to be creative?
"My favorite place to be creative has to be South Street Seaport Pier. I go there very frequently to let my mind just go, and I come up with a lot of projects or just de-stress my mind from all the chaos life can throw at you sometimes. Walking there and back home is definitely a creative outlet of a workout."
What do you love about the state you live in?
"What I love about NY and mostly NYC is the fact that it’s so free and there is a melting pot of cultures all in one place. You can literally take the train anywhere and you will find more than 20 different spots to eat at in one block, all regarding different platters, cultures, and people from all over the world."