City: born and raised in miami, FL – now living in brooklyn, NY
Occupation: part time PR major, part time freelance music writer
Hobbies: building ikea furniture while stoned
Chipotle order: i’ve only been to Chipotle once and i was not into it
What should every woman try at least once in her life? anything once
What is on your bookshelf? tropic of cancer by henry miller, ways of seeing by john berger, the first collection of criticism by a living female rock critic by jessica hopper, and a collection of rimbaud poems
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? i listen to the spice girls pretty regularly
What album has had the biggest impact on your life? i’d say the velvet underground & nico has always seemed to have a significant place in my life, no matter where or when – it opened a lot of doors for me on every spectrum (also stoked to be able to say i’ve heard it performed live by mr. john cale himself)
Who is your favorite living artist? me
How would you describe your personal style? I saw binki shapiro wearing army pants and flip flops so i bought army pants and flip flops
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? i’m actually pretty into astronomy/physics and find that the more we learn about the cosmos the more in tune we become with ourselves
What does Modern Girls mean to you? personally, being a first-generation latinx woman has always left me desiring for more – it has become a great deal to me to help create a space where diverse girls have a place to be themselves as well as see their culture and identity in mainstream media. i hope for Modern Girls to become a safe space for any woman who seeks one, all while letting your voice be heard.
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