Sweet sixteens are very momentous in hispanic families.
This is the time when young girls become women and often times, and enormous celebration takes place. These customs are very popular in South and Central America. However, with immigrants arriving in North America, many families continue to celebrate this honored tradition, especially in New York City. This is the story of Mia, who was getting ready for her Sweet Sixteen in the most elaborate and beautiful way.
As a kid growing up in Jamaica Queens, I was immediately dubbed an outsider.
No matter how hard I tried to assimilate with the kids at school, I never got around to actually fitting in. I was constantly bullied for being different and would always bury myself in art and books. Hence why I became an artist. (more…)
One River School of Art & Design is showcasing the Divine Intervention series in the first of the “Community Conversation” exhibitions. (more…)
Have you ever had a moment in your life where you’ve hit rock bottom?
It’s such a crippling feeling to see your life in shambles. Personally, I’ve had rock-bottom moments in my life where I knew I had to make a choice: a choice to either stay in that situation or do (more…)
For about three years, I’ve had the pleasure of being a roller derby athlete.
Every time I tell people that I play roller derby, a bunch of questions come my way: Really, roller derby? Does that mean you punch women in the face? Does it hurt? Aren’t you afraid you will get hurt? Are you crazy? Do you know how dangerous that is? (more…)