So I figured I’d end this series with my own answers! I don’t know if that’s vain but I thought maybe some people out there might be curious. I’d like to thank all my cosplayer friends that helped me with this series! I look up to all of you and you all inspire me to become better at my craft! Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Ash aka Ashweez”
I met Drisana online through the Kumoricon Facebook group. Sydney had asked the group if there would be interest in joining their DnD Eeveelutions group and I answered the call!Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Drisana AKA Fairchild Cosplay”
I met Sydney online through the Kumoricon Facebook group. She had posted to the group a picture of some Pokemon gijinka concept art asking if anyone was interested in joining her cosplay group for Kumoricon. There was only one female concept left and I (after lots of internal debate) jumped at the chance. I can say without a doubt that it was the best decision I made that whole month.Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Sydney AKA Cosparade”
I met Bliss earlier this year during PAX South. We were both hanging out in the main area, taking a breather on some of the couches that were set up in between the main exhibition halls. She was wearing an amazing dress she made in the style of the Fallout video game series and I just had to ask for her picture. We got to talking and found out we both lived in Austin, so we friended each other on Facebook so that we could have some cosplay shenanigans together back in Austin!Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Bliss AKA Truly Bliss”
I met Kelsie earlier this year during PAX South. She was cosplaying as Aurora from the video game “Child of Light” and I absolutely loved her cosplay. Her dress and crown were beautiful and she even had a little blue effect in her hands for Igniculus, the blue firefly companion that aids Aurora throughout the game. I got a picture of her and didn’t really talk to her a whole lot since Jason and I were headed out. Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Kelsie AKA Ithildin Cosplay”
I had so much fun writing my “Leaving Home” Series that I decided to write another series, this time about cosplayers! I’ve asked a few of my friends to share their stories of how they got into cosplay, what cosplays they’ve done, and what they think of the cosplay community as a whole.Continue reading “New Series: Meet a Cosplayer”
Coming to America means a lot of different things to different people. For some, it’s a land of opportunity and growth. For others, it’s a sanctuary from a land that they can no longer call home due to violence, war, or poverty. No matter what brings people here, one thing is certain: they want what’s best for themselves and their families.
Snippets of a Life Well Lived
My mom was gracious enough to send me an unsolicited email with more anecdotes from her first few years living in the states. These didn’t quite make it into her chapter, so I’ve included them in their entirety below. (Also, spoiler alert: my mom says “shit” and I’m pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve ever heard/read my mom curse. It’s weird.) Continue reading “Leaving Home: Chapter 6”
This chapter of the series is dedicated to my lola. Although I didn’t have the chance to sit down with her myself to ask her about her journey to the states, I’m thankful that my mom was able to on my behalf.
This chapter of the series is dedicated to my mom. I would like to thank her for all the help she’s been throughout this entire project. She emailed out and collected all the questionnaires. She also wrote down my dad’s answers and was extremely detailed with her own answers, which made for an amazing story. And, of course, I’d like to thank her for making that scary journey in the first place. If it wasn’t for her and dad taking a chance and moving here, my life wouldn’t be as great as it is now. Thank you, mom! Love you!