“I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to comfort to anything. I’ve always been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.”

– John Lennon

I lived my life for quite some time partly affected by what others thought about me. That has often kept me from doing what I wanted, when I wanted. I was afraid to dream and to make my dreams reality. I was afraid to make mistakes. I was afraid to show how passionate, weird, and eclectic I could be. That was until I found my passion in photography.

I’ve made a ton of mistakes since I started but my biggest teacher will always be experience. I’ve also been strongly supported by my family. Without them, this would’ve been a tougher journey. I’m third of four children raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but for the past three years, I’ve found a second home in Orlando, FL.

If there is anything I could share with anyone reading this, it would be to always be positive, even when it seems like it’s going nowhere. Because what has always cured pain is time. Time heals all wounds. Be patient. Be yourself. Be unapologetic.