About the Author
Larena Nellies-Ortiz is a freelance photographer, poet and artist from Oakland, California currently based in Los Angeles. She earned her B.A in International Studies at the University of San Francisco and M.A in Migration Studies in Osnabrueck, Germany. She loves to color, texture and shadow hunt in the early morning hours. You can find her on Instagram @lalifish, @lalifish_writes and her photography portfolio at www.larenaortiz.com.