Sanna | Activist Artist | Passionate about anything creative and fighting for justice for everyone | Los Angeles and New York but currently going to school in Pittsburgh
1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS? I realized recently that I have never expressed my anger or frustration to someone before. My top goal for the majority of my life was to make other people happy, no matter how they treated me. I was drowning in this idea that I was meant to serve. This year I came to the epiphany that even though I will always want to serve others, this does not mean that I cannot be strong and powerful. I decided that I was to be a CEO, an Executive Director, the person in charge. This realization was one of the best gifts I've ever received. Believing that I am worthy of mutual respect is by far the best thing that has happened to me this year. . . 2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS? The worst thing is the most natural thing: setbacks. When you're on an emotional journey or trauma recovery, no path is a straight line. I feel ashamed when I go back into old toxic patterns, even though it is inevitable. I can only hope that the lessons I’ve learned and the strength I've gained is enough to keep on my path. . . 3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE? To help others. I know I just gave a big schpiel about being a *strong independent woman*, but in the end, I know my purpose in this life. I want to make other lives better. I want to use the lessons I've learned in my life to help others. To let them know they are not alone. . . 4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE? I would say that I'm not emotionally strong enough. We all have our insecurities and self-destructive behaviors. In an ironic way, I have always been afraid of success. Because it means that I would have to represent myself and own myself, in an extremely vulnerable way. Especially with my career dreams, I'm writing success stories that I am scared I am not enough to fulfill. My biggest worry is that I won't properly represent and help people, due to my own shortcomings. Oh, and also climate change. . . 5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE? Sonia Sotomayor, had, has, and will have my whole heart. However, right now, I am having a self-love affair with Brené Brown. Watch her Netflix Special. . . 6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN? Your past self is in awe of you.