in the seventh grade, i bought a pair of white ballet flats and a pink hombre skirt at target and a vintage powder blue belt at an estate sale. i admit how horrendous that combination may have looked, but seventh grade me considered it pure genius. and i swear on my closet (my unimpressive closet) that the flat and hombre revolution started not too long afterwards. long story short… i thought i’d see if i still had any of that trend predicting mojo left. hopefully this will be the first of many posts! but if not, that means i lost my mojo long ago. we’ll see. let us begin!


• the tan black and white color-block combo


• cinderella lupita powder blue


• perforated everything

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dang but really

there is no fear in love


sounds heard while walking down chueca.

John 12:12-15

The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,“Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” 

Psalm 98

Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.

He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.

Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.

Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;

let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.

2 Corinthians 3

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!

Therefore, since we have such a hope,we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.  Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

where the spirit of the lord is, there is freedom

crazy talk boom boom ohh yeahhh


haha YES

things are a gazillion times better when theyre blessed by the lord

like sure

we are free to choose and do anything we want

but there’s something so sweet

just knowing that god finds joy in the same things you do

so so freaking sweet

it’s like getting married

and getting a father’s approval

you don’t need it per say

but it’s like wayyyy sweet if you had it

i am reminded tonight

that he is so sovereign

and so kind

in all of my weakness

be it health

commitment issues

fear of failing

overwhelming anxiety


giving up

he is there

holding my hand

encouraging me

with exactly what i need

because what i need

isnt found in the blessing

but in him

knowing him and just being with him!

i want to dance

and sing

and write

and take weird pictures

make films!!

and find out more and more everyday

who i am


i catch myself off guard

like whoah?

why did i just do that?

why do i gravitate towards this and this and that?

who am i?

i want to allow myself to be free to explore these areas of interest

instead of constraining myself to the box that i’ve created

the box that tells me who i think i am

how could i possibly know?

i mean yes i know who i am

my likes and dislikes

my passion for freedom

and for loving people

has always been present in some way or form

but the many expressions of it

have yet to all manifest

it’s exciting to wake up every new morning

knowing that i’ll learn something new

about the nature of who i am

and about the nature of who god is

he is kind so kind so kind

on a completely related note

as everything is interconnected (as repeated to me throughout my most recent world food systems lecture)

i love my boyfriend

i feel blessed

to know someone who is also discovering these things about himself

whether through the expression of fashion

or in his relationships at home and work

or the words he allows himself to speak

i feel this closeness

and this sweetness

of freedom to be when i am near him

and he with me

and i see this manifestation

of who he is

this person who i see

is like

being actualized

right in front of me

a note about freedom:

people think that freedom is the ability to do whatever you please

but true freedom is this

that out of choice

you would lay down your life for a friend

the freedom to choose love over fear

true freedom is found in christ

when you are so incredibly immersed in his love for you

that fear has absolutely no hold on you

freedom is a sweet surrender

not out of obligation

or to meet religious quotas

but out of genuine love

love is patient, kind, and so forgiving

forgiving! FORGIVING

it’s a lot more other things too

like persevering (this one i’m currently learning is very difficult for me to grasp heh heh)

but yes, love is god

and freedom

is found in him

i feel so crazy

most of my days

to be honest

like who is this

jesus loving freak

that i told myself i never wanted to be

who is this

singer person

that is so unorganized

that is a designer

but not really

who is an artist

but doesnt even know

what she wants to manifest

who is this person that loves to write

and troll people

and loves her friends and family


i never used to love my family

and never really knew my friends enough to truly love them with everything

who is this girl?



is what she is

and crazy too

i know

but i don’t think

i would want it any other way

a box

is too small to live in

i appreciate


in life

and the closest of my friends

i’d say

are the ones who are honest

i want to be honest

honest to my friends

and family

and honest to the people in my class

and honest to the world to be frank

honest in every word i speak

every step i take

for my life to be an honest expression

is what i desire

and what i am working towards

hmmm i think this is all i’ll write for now

because i want to finish my taxes

but yea…

i’m really excited for this upcoming week!

excited to work hard and play hard

good friday and easter are coming up too!!

let the celebration begin

and end


thank you




Tags: manifesto
Tags: art college

meticulous, an intricate intentionality, acknowledgement of all known players and factors, acknowledgement of the unknown and not yet known, as well as acknowledgement of the larger context that is greater than the sum of its parts (whether known of unknown)

play and humor, witty revelations and acknowledgements

relational, an acknowledgement of and confrontation with the viewer

learning from process, unidentify and identify, an acknowledgement of self, narrator, mediator, artist, designer, what is my role? 

message, purpose, growth, learning…


so i prayed today

and it went something like this…

god, help me not see her as a project

and then he showed me that that wasnt the root of what broke his heart

but that it was how i saw myself

so i asked him to help me not see myself as a project

and it made me cry

some bad then good tears

then i thought…

what would it be like

to see only beauty when i see myself

to see myself as a perfect daughter of a perfect father?


i want to live out of THAT identity

It’s You

words words words
i want want your words
more than i want your roses

and it hurts hurts hurts
that i don’t know how to enjoy
these stupid roses
these pretty roses

but the card
that came with them
four words written on it
thinking of you signed your name
yeah it’s still hanging on my wall today

and i thought it through
or at least i thought i thought it through
the reason for my discontent
must be our different love dialects

touch touch touch i want your touch
more than i want your proses
for the moment
but it sucks suck sucksssss
that you don’t want to rush this
baby rush thiss

so i thought it through
or at least i thought it through a bit
that the reason for my discontent
must be our different love dialects

but to be frank dear
i may just have some issues

cause is it a crime no
but is it beneficial
is it a crime no
but is it beneficial

cause its you its you its you
behind these silly roses
and its you its you its you its you
behind these four word proses
and its you its you its you its you
before all them hugs and kisses
and its you it’s you it’s you it’s you
it’s always been just you

and its hurts so much
yeah it hurts to be grown up
but the reason for my discontent
was that i wasn’t ready yet
and though it make take some time
i promise to stay by your side
and even though
we aren’t that in love
i swear i won’t give up



Reblogged from The Khooll


You Told Me You Loved Me

it started with day one
i was in your car
and you told me you loved me
i was like, “really?”
ever since that day
when you dropped me off at the gate
i question
your love

*almost drops phone "whoah" but catches it like a ninja

cause i am so damn afraid
of falling in love
yeah i’m so damn afraid
of falling in love

but you told me you loved me
even though you weren’t in love with me
and you told me that you still cared
and that’s confusing
and you told me
that you’d be praying
and you put your hand on my shoulder
and you
let me cry
you told me
that you could see a future with me
but i can’t tell if you’re lying
you told me
that you love everything about me

but i told you the same
told you the same
told you the same
i told you the same

why’s it got to hurt so damn much to fall in love?
why’s it got to hurt so damn much to fall in love?

i’m just so damn afraid
so damn afraid

photo cred vnhan duh

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but it also feeling uber refreshing


just got an iphone like 2 days ago…

using a laptop feels so old school

Bored… I shall have me an Instagram adventure!

Bored… I shall have me an Instagram adventure!