First name: Carmen, which is Latin for 'a song.' Favorite urban dictionary definition? One who dances to old school Will Smith in cars and ghost hunts for fun. All in all, quite quirky with randomness 24/7.
Nicknames: Carmencita, Carmie, Nemy, Mena. The strangest one? My cousin, Debbie, calls me Conchita
No. of Letters in my entire name: 24, not quite the entire alphabet but nearly.
Cultural Heritage: Latina (Puerto Rican)
Favorite Color: I'm never quite sure, but mostly sage, warmer reds, and deep yellows.
Favorite Place to Be: On the beach or in my bed.
Favorite Months: September, October, December, April.
Preferred Footwear: Flip flops or rain boots.
And then there were stars.
One of my favorite photographers, Grace Kasu, took this photograph of me.
I met Grace when I was a shy eleven. We had just moved to a new neighborhood. I was playing on the street, desperately in need of a friend, when a girl with a huge smile circled me on her bike. She told me she wanted to give me a makeover. We've been friends ever since.