I recently did a little interview with 1530 Main, an online publication by the Joule Hotel, in my hometown of Dallas. It's always a great feeling getting any kind of love but there's something about getting love from where you grew up.

“My mom had an eye of protection on almost every wall of our house, so I have always seen the eye as a positive energy, helping to ward off any negativity that surrounds us,” she says. “My Kurdish background plays a huge role in everything I do and aspire to do. Who would I be without the blood and sacrifice of my ancestors? Not me."

Check out the rest of the write-up HERE and shout out to the city that made me---DALLAS TEXAS, hehe.




*photos by JI LA ZAND here & here and FABIAN GUERRERO here*