Finding L.A.’s hidden beauty

Finding L.A.’s hidden beauty

The clock strikes four and an orchestra of horns starts to blare loudly, drowning out thoughts and radio static with harmonic familiarity. But this tune, while certainly impassioned, is not the work of any old Classical master like Mozart, Bach or Beethoven. It is the sound of the 101 Freeway during rush-hour as the freeway […]

Pretty in Plastic

Pretty in Plastic

“What will everyone think? Is it super obvious?”As Violet* organized her books for the first day of school, these thoughts ran rampant in her mind, dampening her usual excitement for the new year. Over the summer, Violet had received a rhinoplasty, a popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed on the nose.According to a survey conducted by […]

Seeking beauty in anything

“What is beauty to you?” Here is the irony. Two judges at the 1st round of a beauty pageant asked me this question. Yet, I had no idea what to say. As I sat there with a blank mind, I engaged in a brief eye staring contest with the judges and played thumb war with […]