Meandering my way through a crowd splashed in the colors of the rainbow, I found myself fully immersed into a parade that not only celebrated the pride of being fabulously different, but also the bond of a community bound by their love of loving freely.
Miami’s yearly Gay Pride Parade, a weekend-long celebration, once again proved that the Magic city is the home for unapologetic misfits. Throughout my re-exploration of Collin’s Avenue, where the streets were closed off to make way for extraveggant floats and dancers, I came in contact with people of all ages, ethniticites, and religions. That weekend, only one thing mattered: unity.
The crowd sparkled in the sunlight with their vibrant costumes and glitter. A man, sporting the latest makeup trends while holding a sign that read “Free Glitter” approached me as I was merely participating in the parade as a speculator through the lens of my camera. Before I knew it, my face, clothes and hair, was drenched by a silver waterfall.
And just like that, having arrived as a stranger, I emerged from the crowd illuminated by glitter and as a member of the family.
From March 3 to 5, I was granted the opportunity of attending Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival as a reporter for the Miami Herald. I wrote two pieces on the event, each with their own set of photographs. The first is very news-oriented while the second is a personal account…. Next up? Miami Ultra Music Festival!
Source: Young fans travel from all directions to enjoy Okeechobee Music & Art Festival | Miami Herald
Source: Okeechobee Fest 2017: I’ll Be Back – OUTLOUD Multimedia
It’s been a while since my dear childhood friend and I have met up, let alone conduct a much needed photoshoot! We pranced around various parks in search for the perfect lighting and just the right amount of color. What resulted was a series of CoverGirl worthy shots, all of which were taken by visionary and future trendsetter, Nia Marie.
Continue reading “Flowers in Her Hair but She Don’t Care”
Today I was a part of something bigger than myself.
I got to witness history in the making … and record it.
Continue reading “#WomensMarch in Miami”
Once upon a time…we took a detour. And had an impromptu photoshoot.
Continue reading “An After-School Detour”
Every year, my journalism teacher assigns us a photography challenge where we are partnered up with somebody we must take pictures of. Essentially we have to capture each other’s personality within a mere snapshot. Here’s how we did!
My partner was Nathalie () and these are the pictures she took of me…
…and here are the pictures I took of her!
Lastly, my journalism teacher challenged us to look intrinsically and capture photos that depict who we are in a nutshell. I decided to show my bubblinesss:
On the night of December 31st 2015, we asked the moon and the stars to always watch over us—wherever we may be in 2016. Perhaps, our destinies are written in the night sky and all we need to do is believe.