All posts tagged: thankful

Mikhaila Christian: Passion and Drive

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Photo by Kaimana Pinē Don’t let this personable, Latina mix beauty deceive you.  Mikhaila Christian is a force of nature.  She launched two businesses and a non-profit within the last two years and is excited about future collaborations.  “I’m either all in or not,” says the 28-year-old Los Angeles native. Mikhaila grew up in foster care and lost her parents through illness.  Her mother died from HIV and her father from cancer.  She emancipated herself […]

Lena’s Story: Letting The Chapter End

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Photo: Eric Miyasato For some of us, our early childhood hold memories of an intact family – attending family functions together, camping, vacationing Lake Tahoe, making ono (delicious) dishes in the family kitchen, and going to the beach.  For Lena Hanson, these are her childhood memories.  “I loved being with my family”, says the successful Hawaiʻi make-up artist.  Having a routine and just knowing that her family was there gave Lena comfort.  However, her parents […]