I was born in Cape Verde and moved to Portugal at age 1. At age 13 I moved to United States and have been residing here ever since. During my journey to the U.S, I overcame many obstacles that lead me to convert to Islam. Through Islam, I found a new identification and place in this world. I became very passionate to learn about different cultures from an inner and outer perspective, especially my culture. One day I bought a professional camera with no formal training I began to capture the beauty around me. I hope to share with words and image the beauty that I see.