Introduce Yourself: Lorena Fernandez 

Thoughts On People In The World?: We’re all different souls with different gifts and talents. We can come across as different and separate in many ways. We appear to be different especially because we gravitate towards what is comfortable which keeps us bubble wrapped in limited mind frames that default us to seeing people as different. However, if we put the effort to see where people with different beliefs and ideologies come from, we open our eyes to see how alike we all are. We all ultimately want very similar things – related to having our basic needs met, loving and being happy with ourselves, and feeling connected with and loved by others.

What are your inspirations & goals?: To express my highest potential amen shre my gifts and talents with others.

How would you impact the world?: I would impact the world by helping people move beyond their doubts, realize what their dreams are to create a vision from which they can use available resources, their strengths and develop new skills to make their dreams realities.

Struggles In Life? : Growing up in a household as the daughter of a housekeeper and being directly and subtly told to behave and appear a certain way toget please the people she worked for 

How do you feel about yourself? Any changes you would make? : Growing up in a household that wasn’t entirely my own. As the daughter of a housekeeper in the home of my parents employers I directly and subtly was told to behave and appear “proper” and as a “good girl”. This environment constantly indoctrinated me with the message that I had to always be on guard of how I presented myself and that it wasn’t safe to fully be myself, whoever that was, and that I had to mold myself to fit the situation so as to satisfy others. I was also a first generation low income college student so I had to figure things out without my parents and family’s guidance beyond having their moral support.

What does love mean to you?: Love to me means many things. Love is a force that we all want to align with and that manifests in many forms. Love is seen in different relationships, amongst romantic lovers, parents and their children, and friends. Love is seen in expressions of caring such as leaving a note of appreciation to someone you care about, it is asking for forgiveness if you did something that hurt someone and that you feel guilty about. Love is the feeling of being protected and loved by a power beyond your limited conception of yourself for just existing. Love is what we all crave.

Name : Lorena Fernandez

Instagram : Lfn96


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