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  • 9-10 years old
  • Seattle, Washington


  • 30 years old
  • New York City, New York
  • Jewelry designer at Jane Diaz

My Story...

I was SO proud of my purple Saturn planet shirt! (you can’t really tell they are Saturns in this photo here.) I was a socially awkward, weird, nerd girl who was poor and from a recently divorced home. I felt bad and shy for a while- but ultimately decided to retreat into my art and embrace my weirdness and continue to love science and learning. Slowly, I found friends who shared my love for science, history, animals, reading and art… and all that made us “weird” or “nerds” …(mind you, I say that proudly now.) It was hard, at times, to be the poor weird girl, but now I wouldn’t change that for anything. Sticking to my nerd “guns” brought wonderful people into my life and lead me to where I am today.

1 Comment

  1. Courtney says: August 28, 2013 • 10:17:11

    You’re so pretty! And I actually probably would have liked your Saturn shirt back in the day. :)


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