Meet a Cosplayer: Tracie AKA Kikala

Tracie is one of the first cosplayers I ever followed on Deviantart back around 2007. I had just gotten into the hobby and I found her Naruto and Peter Petrelli cosplays on there and loved them. I didn’t even realize until I saw her at A-kon—and embarrassingly yelled “OMG IT’S KIKALA” while she was in the middle of a photo shoot—that she also lived in Texas. Continue reading “Meet a Cosplayer: Tracie AKA Kikala”

Leaving Home: Chapter 4

Benita’s Story

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!

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