"Other than that, coffee is a ritual. Coffee shops during my life in New York City and Brooklyn have been a huge breeding ground for building community and real relationships, and I also just love trying new coffee beans. I guess I’m pretty boring in that sense."
"I like to keep little heartbeats everywhere. If you open my silverware drawer, there’s a pocketknife a boyfriend gave me on my 26th birthday. My bookshelf is lined with bar napkins and pressed flowers, and Photo Booth strips, and concert tickets, and books that are gifts themselves. A handful of people have made the hall of fame of being tattooed onto my skin. I don’t know what exactly I’m scared of forgetting, but I have shoeboxes filled under my bed in my childhood home, organizes just so. People weave in and out of your life and I guess I have collected proof that they were ever there at all."
"Ultimately having a zero-waste home is the end goal for me but in the meantime, I mostly just try to be conscious of what I’m buying for both my home (mostly kitchen) but also my closet and wardrobe. I try to buy as little food as possible that comes in plastic or non-biodegradable materials. In terms of my closet, I’d say about 50-60% is thrifted or purchased second hand."
"I think growing up in a mixed race family, the looks that I would get doing simple things like going to the grocery store with my mom, would make me uncomfortable. It made me wonder what they were thinking, and why they felt the need to look for such a long period of time, like something was wrong. But my sweet mom always reminded me that there is nothing wrong with what my family or I look like, and I consciously remind myself of that even in adult-hood."