My name is Paola Jaime and I’m an 18-year-old Latina living in the heart of Boyle Heights. I am currently a Freshman at UC Davis, majoring in political science. Photography has allowed me to break out of my shell and insecurities, and express myself and the needs of my community. I utilize photography to tell a visual narrative about the cultural richness and everyday realities of my family and community. I’ve always doubted my creative capabilities, but photography has offered me a space for fearless creation and exploration.