I come from a culturally diverse blended family of 12.
- I have an innate love and understanding of people: I am 1 of 8 children raised by 4 parental figures. My family instilled in me an absolute love for relationships, people, and the human condition. Not to mention a nostalgic love for Filipino cuisine, a mastery in effective communication tactics, emotional intelligence & a knack for handling chaos.
I am an artist.
- I earned an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama, however, I enjoy expressing myself through a variety of mediums: film, visual arts, sculpture, and undoubtedly in my role as a girls youth mentor for Good Shepherds Services in NYC. I also owe a lot of my inspiration to years of deep spiritual and emotional introspection, as well as developing rigorous listening, sharing and experiential skills through the Discovery & Transformation Leadership Engagement Program offered by the CEC.
I have been through fire.
- In November 2017 I experienced, what I've only been able to describe as, "Death without Death". A five-alarm fire destroyed my building, and took with it so much more than my material possessions. I have undoubtedly been humbled to survive the "Phoenix Experience", and thrive in the experience of being stripped of everything I know, only to get to discover who I really am, what I'm made of, and what I'm capable of handling. Even small fire experiences... if you know, YOU KNOW. I'm happy to support you through any grief you hold around fire related incidents.
The most impactful death of my Life thus far is my grandmother's.
- Dorothy 'Dot' Wynne died swiftly in a car accident, November of 2019. My Grandfather experience a decade long struggle with Parkinson's, and my Grandmother was by his side every night until the day he died. Her swift departure came with a strange peace: a beauty in knowing there was no time to worry, or stress on anybody taking care of her the same way she dutifully tended to my grandfather - She would've hated that... Additionally, She was the master of blueberry muffins, magnolias, and mac & cheese.
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
- Swami Vivekananda
"We all become important when we realize our goal//
Should be to figure out our role within the context of the whole
And yeah, rock and roll is fun, but if you ever hear someone//
Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean, and the desert, and the mountains, and the sky//
Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye."
- Kimya Dawson