Hi, I’m Christina!
I was born and raised on Oahu, moved to Los Angeles several years ago and now doing…this.
I’m a normal gal working a 9-5 and currently living in a small studio apartment in Downtown LA with my dog, Dumbo (the coolest kid on the block). My life’s great. No really, it is!
I’ve struggled with severe depression (on and off) ever since I moved to LA several years ago and not oblivious to the fact that I’m not the only one. Depression sucks. It sucks for you, and especially the people around you. Although I may have self-diagnosed myself, I’ve never spoke with a therapist (chickened out on a few occasions), never taken medication for it, and quite frankly, attempted to ignore it entirely until it consumed me.
I couldn’t tell you of one specific moment that brought me back to sanity. But with time, maturity and desperation, I kinda snapped out of it one day. I mean, I still have those days but not nearly what it used to be like: Sleeping all day, avoiding people, suicidal thoughts and heck, sometimes not even eating…and for those that personally know me, I LOVE FOOD!
I’m literally writing this as it comes to me – I can’t tell you how many times I attempted to draft this section and make it sound “official.”
What is Pretty Public Affair?
I hate to say it’s an “escape from reality” because overcoming depression or any circumstance for that matter, you must face it. So this acts as more of my creative outlet, a place to become transparent, welcome judgement, embrace growth, and most importantly, a positive space to inspire and be inspired.
I hope you enjoy this experience with me, or if anything, be entertained by it.