ELIXHER: How and why did you begin doing healing work?
ANA: I went to New York University, studied Media, Culture and Communications, graduated and started working in art education and community organizing. I lost a job leaving me with a wonderful amount of time on my hands. People all around me were talking about hustling. I figured I needed a hustle, so photography and massage therapy became my hustles. More importantly they became my passions. Now I don’t hustle. I take my time. Slow cook on low heat. Learn my crafts in and out. (I went back to school for massage therapy.) And share them. I’m a full-time massage therapist with a blossoming career and I’m in L-O-V-E love with my work.