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Finding Community Through Art

Updated: May 18


I've wanted to start this blog for a long time. It's something very personal to me, and I want to share it with others in the hope of finding a community with similar experiences and memories. If you are new here, welcome! I am happy you are here.

I was born in the US, but when I was just a few months old, my parents took me to Mexico, and for a long time, that's all I knew. That is until we had to move to the US for me to get a "better" education and more opportunities. To be frank, even at the young age of 6, I remembered and missed the times with my family in Mexico, especially my grandparents. I went to school for kindergarten and 1st grade until my depression got so bad that my parents decided it would be best to return to Mexico. I was so happy, and some of you might relate to that. Being able to be out playing with friends, going to the corner store whenever I felt like it since there's one on every corner, and those family Sunday brunches at my abuelita's house. Those are very fond moments.

I think after I had to come back to the US for college, I started to develop that same depression and longing for Mexico and its beautiful sunsets, people, and culture. It pushed me to be nostalgic and reminisce on my memories growing up to create my illustrations.

I used to feel like I was alone in this. I had no one to relate to when it came to these issues until I shared my work with people and discovered what I call the "in-between" - people like me who feel like they don't belong to either Mexico or the US. I found a safe haven in San Antonio because it reminds me so much of Mexico, which is why I love to illustrate the city.

If you are reading this, it means you took the time to explore my art and discovered my blog. Perhaps you can relate to the same feelings as me. Thank you for being here, and I hope you will stay for a while.

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