I am a native Angeleno and mother of two Flying Monkeys (Iza Pizza and Bellini Mussolini).
I grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.
I 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. From #BH to #DTLA to #Silicon Valley.
This blog chronicles a journey – full of musings, poetry, feel good quotes, and stories experienced along the way.
I am now the mom of three monkeys with the addition of Valentina 🙂
I will also write about my experience changing careers from business development at a law firm to software engineer. What it’s been like being in my 30s and going back to school as an undergrad, my learning journey, and what my experience as woman of color in tech has been.
A best friend came up with the Flying Monkeys nickname because even as a single mom, I was able to take them everywhere and show them the world. I love and honor that single mom who has become who I am today.
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I hope you enjoy what you read. Pain is in some of 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.