I’m a Chicanx writer and lapsed journalist living with my husband in Dallas, Texas. I’ve been sewing on-and-off since I was 12 years old.

A Latinx woman in an orange sweater, Huichol earrings, and gold glasses.

I started a blog and Instagram in 2019, while I was experiencing one of the toughest periods of my life.

Without a job, receiving rejection after rejection, and facing the constant fear that we’d lose our apartment, I felt demoralized. Sewing was something that gave me that sense of accomplishment: For completing a project, turning my style vision into reality, and creating something unique to me that made me feel good about myself. But don’t get it twisted:

Sewing is not my therapy—it’s a means of self-expression.

I believe in cutting through the influencer BS and encouraging others to use their sewing as a means of self-expression. I’m a bit too honest. And I take my sweet time sewing. I hope you stick around and find this space a refreshing break.