We had the good fortune of connecting with Blanca Altamirano and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Blanca, do you have a budget? how do you think about personal finances?
It is difficult to have a budget as a Chicana Lesbian Deaf during the pandemic and being on unemployment status when resources are lacking its accessibility within Deaf communities. Every dollar helps in order to survive my family needs as a single mother that constantly trying to make a honest living to earn with pride through my creativity in artivism. My personal finances are constantly evolving as long as I have the support system who believes in my work and it’s intentions. With that being said, I do not have the luxury to have good times as I would like to spend on but as I need to save up for equipment in order to profit more through my products instead of going through third party that earned less on my end. It created my lifestyle more limitations but hopefully I’ll build artivism connections with the world and living a better life as a human being.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A week long trip to Oaxaca , Mexico for eating vegan dishes and reconnect with mi familia, then off we go dancing our heart out thru banda. Then of course, get some paradise vibes with coconut drinks and reflect on life.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shout out to familia de Altamirano for their unconditional love and supporting my business in going forward.

Shoutout to my followers for wearing and spreading words out about my products, I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for you believing in my art.

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Image Credits
Photo taken by me.

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