Contributor spotlight: Mya

Mya O. is a second-year undergraduate student at the SUNY Empire State College in New York. She’s currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in visual arts.

What’s something no one knows about you?

“I’ve wanted to be a surgeon since I turned 13. I gave up this dream because I couldn’t see myself physically cutting and sewing up anyone. I decided to go with my second passion, as I’m a self-taught artist. I study artists like Picasso and Frida Kahlo and learn from their techniques and styles.”

How do you chill when you’re stressed?

“What helps the most is taking out my headphones and listening to my favorite genres of music (R&B, rap, pop). Nothing makes me happier! If I have the time, sometimes a quick yoga session helps too.”

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