Turns, writer & photographer
A personal project turned zine. A collaboration with Jeevika Verma in exploration of ourselves, in a world with "overwhelming palette of options." Two very different people "who share the same strength and fears, yet share almost nothing at all."
It's Okay, Author
A short novella birthed on the University of Washington Campus. An attempt of deciphering the entangled thoughts of a character scarred by her parent's fears and mistakes. The theme of exploding past comfort is fitting, as this work is the longest form from the author thus far.
Mr. Nice Monster, Illustrator
A children's book in collaboration with Lillian Hollar. Fear can be a reason why we fail to see good, which could potentially hold us back from new experiences and relationships. This project was to encourage the imagination and creativity in pushing past this obstacle with little Valerie showing us the way.