I am a native Angeleno and single mother of two Flying Monkeys (Iza Pizza and Bellini Mussolini).
I grew up in neighboring Boyle Heights and have always had a soft spot for Downtown LA. Even in the years when you could only travel a few blocks without stumbling upon the Skid Row scene, the beauty of the Historic buildings bore down on you that you had to resuscitate this underused and ignored Downtown.
This blog began as an experiment to test my courage in sharing my stories with the world. These stories are meant to inspire the sadness away, to offer a hand when life gets dark and overwhelming and to provide me with a venue to lift the weight off my own chest and throw it off into the universe via words as light as feathers. I hope you enjoy what you read. Pain is everywhere in these stories but strength and happiness follow. Some of these stories might be hard for some of you to read but it’s important to know that they happen and for those who have been there, it’s especially important for you to know that It Gets Better.