Category: On being

Journey into 2018

We’ve made it this far. No hurricane, earthquake, war or sickness prevented us to reach this moment and face a new year — so many people can’t say the same thing. You are here; for […]

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Great Expectations

This year, while trying to prepare a decent Christmas dinner for my family, all the ghosts of special dates gone wrong, paid me a visit. As I went through the drawers, trying to find elements […]

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The Noble Art of Letting Go and my dream super-power

If I could choose a super-power, it would be being able to let go. I used to think that mind-reading was a better option, but what good would it bring me if I’m not able to let go of all the information I get? It’s actually counter-productive.

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Anatomy of a Pose

Posing. It’s not a matter of vanity. It’s not a matter of beauty. It has nothing to do with being superficial. It’s simply that photography has become our canvas. We discover ourselves through the pictures […]

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Day of the Death: Celebrate Life

Being alive is a fatal condition. The moment we are born, we basically begin to die. I’ve always been intrigued by Death. Every year I honor her, and the effect she has in my experience of life by celebrating ‘Day of the Death’ with my family.

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The Transformative Power of Fashion

Freedom is formlessness, yet we are all contained inside our bodies. Showing on the outside what’s inside is liberating. That’s what fashion is for me. The process of learning how to dress, is so peculiar: […]

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Journey Through Surrealism

I’ve always been intrigued by the possibility of a different reality. Through science fiction and surrealist art, I’ve found the perfect escape: Remedios Varo, René Magritte, Leonora Carrington, and obviously Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí, […]

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We Should All Be Activists

I was discussing the current state of the world with a friend not long ago, and she said that the more she felt the chaos around us,  the more she wanted to stay inside her […]

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Jump… (Journey Through Reinvention)

You see a cliff. You know you can’t go back to where you came from, but you are terrified of jumping. You look down, but it’s impossible to see where it will take you. There’s […]

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Journey From Within

Dress by Pompi Garcia, pictures by Celia D. Luna. I’ve been struggling the last couple of days to use the right words to express how I feel. If you follow my stories through Instagram, you […]

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The Surrealism of Catastrophe: Hurricane Irma

We read daily stories regarding natural disasters, war, or dictatorships and see them as something so distant. It’s the first time I live a natural disaster of this kind, and I was pretty impressed by […]

The Currency Behind Being Human

Media companies, advertising agencies and retail are suffering. Insta-sensations are thriving. We are addicted to our phones. No one really knows how to price, or market themselves any longer. In other words, there’s flux everywhere. […]

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On Instagram addiction, and the importance of finding beauty in sadness

I have to confess: I fill almost every short gap in my life with instagram. Elevators, street-lights, lonely lunches… You see? It has become a friend to me. I kept myself far away from it […]