Wake me up when it’s all over..
Frutera en Richmond. September 18, 2013. Richmond, CA.
La Señora Que Vende Fruta. La Frutera. La Señora con el Carrito. La Señora.
They are many different names people call out to Juana Raquel as she pushes her green wooden home built cart throughout the Central Richmond neighborhoods. Children pull back peach colored curtains and wave from second story apartments for Juana to stop at their apartments. Regular customers greet Juana in a friendly manner and ask about her day; and construction workers, off break, choose the nice cold raspado, flavored fruit syrup poured over shaved ice- to cool down. Juana Raquel is a frutera, a food and fruit vendor. Her cart, sturdy, compact and maneuverable on two rubber wheels holds what she needs for a day’s worth of sales: Underneath piles of ice lies bags of cucumber, mango, watermelon and jicama. On the counter of the cart, Juana has two coolers, one for the block of ice she scrapes and the other for boiled corn. Chile powder; chamoy, and vanilla, strawberry and bubblegum syrup are at Juana’s disposal. Inside the hollowed cart are bags filled generously with fried puffy chips.
-Edgardo Antonio, september 18, 2013
I basically lived here over summer.
I don’t know what I want anymore
At age 6, I told my mom and dad that I was going to be a doctor because they instilled in me that it was the only way to succeed in the US.
At age 13, I told them that I was going to be a video game designer because I loved playing video games everyday after school.
At age 17, I told them that I was going to be a politician because I wanted to represent for the underrepresented.
At age 21, I told them that I was going to be an academic because I wanted to change the way people think.
At age 24, I tell them that - whether or not I become any of these things - I am going to make them proud.”
Tired of college.
Jk I like it
"Ben and I call each other hubby and wife. I’ve known Ben since I was 12-years-old. Eighteen years of my life I’ve known Ben, and for all of those years he’s been lumped together with me as being my partner in crime, my husband. The same for Ben, he doesn’t go anywhere without people asking about Topanga and I don’t go anywhere without people asking about Cory. There is definitely a part of me that feels like Ben will always be my first husband. That’s just the relationship we have. You know we’re very close. We talk very openly. I think we share a lot of similar characteristics to a couple that’s been together for a long time. We know each other so incredibly well and we love each other and it’s just the best." — Danielle Fishel