when i go on instagram and see pictures of leaves with captions about “fall” being here, i’m like dang wtf… why does winter have to have its arms wrapped around chicago. it’s been freezing since october.
on a less cold note, i’m so proud to have the finalized copies of my first self-titled magazine. it’s like my blog where i do interviews, just printed out instead. yes my paranoia is real! as much as i LOVE the internet, i’m still afraid of what might happen if i never have anything tangible produced out into the world.
someone asked what challenges i had to overcome making the mag, and truthfully, i didn’t get to successfully finish my crowdfunding, and no one bought an ad. at first i was really hard on myself about that. i got every type of no, but no doesn’t stop me. luckily i had my day job and my mom and friends who helped me make due. where there’s a will, there’s a motherfucking way, and it’s it’s finally here.
so i just want to take this time to thank everyone who has been so supportive of my ventures and ideas. i couldn’t run away from myself forever, and i am proud to have taken on my season. also, s/o to helen koh- who is my designer and dear friend. she came to my rescue at a time that i was lost. we be lost together, but hold hands and walk forward. and s/o to ayla, diana, and avia paul who really held me down. i don’t know why they do what they do for me, but i am grateful, and hope to be the greatest me for all of ya’s.