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  • 12 years old
  • Carlsbad, New Mexico


  • 20 years old
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Photography Major

My Story...

My awkward years were from fourth grade until my sophomore year in high school. I never actually felt awkward/weird at the time, despite not being very popular. I was the typical band geek, anime enthusiast, who still collected action figures. I actually remember being mistaken for a girl, during school pictures. Despite the way my face looked, my clothes weren’t anything special. Usually just a over sized shirt and some jeans. I didn’t care about style back then, i wore whatever was most comfortable to me. It wasn’t until my Junior year in high school that i changed my style. Started wearing skinny jeans, band shirts and straightening my hair and began my whole “emo” phase. This was when i got my lip pierced and for the first time I actually felt comfortable in my body, as weird as that sounds. I feel that i am still in my awkward stage. Elementary through High school I was not deemed as one of the “popular kids”, so i never felt that i had to fit a particular mold. I am completely comfortable with the way i look, and where my life is going. I’m going to college to major in photography, and continuing to get more tattoos.

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