We had the good fortune of connecting with Logan Edra and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Logan, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
My family is originally from the Philippines. I was born in San Diego and moved to South Florida to live with my mom 2 years ago. As a Filipina American, I experienced a lot of culture clashes growing up. I struggled a lot with identity and self-confidence and wasn’t able to talk openly about a lot of my emotions (mental health still growing to become a more prevalent conversation in Asian / POC households). I’ve had hard work, focus, and money responsibility instilled in me since a young age. My parents split up when I was a little girl, so living without my mom for a while actually taught me a lot about strength but consequently resisting my own softness and sensitivity. My dad has always poured into my life and career with so much passion and taught me strength and resilience. Now that I’m living with my mom, I’ve been able to learn more about my feminine side and be okay with stillness in my life too. A lot of my family have suffered from multiple health issues and money issues now and in the past so they’ve made it crucial to teach me the lessons now so I don’t struggle later in my adult life (ex. Healthy lifestyle, money responsibility, working hard)
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been dancing and creating for the past 10 years. Winning and competing in multiple international battles, winning WODTV S2 with the Lab, Redbull bc one world final last year taking home the W. I honestly am really excited not only about these wins but the message behind them + the art I have created and continue to create that shed light on the important things that humans often neglect in society today. Mental health, social injustices, Abuse in all forms, gentrification, and more)
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I currently live in South Florida and have been here for the past 2 years. I would take my friend to Dania Beach in the sunrise and to go paint or play music on the boardwalk. We would go visit Wynwood which is a cool town that has art and style writing on every building and sidewalk. Go eat at Love Life Vegan Café. On the drives we would blast music and hand out water to the homeless during stoplights or highway entrances. We would visit friends and stay up until 4am having a deep convo while sitting outside because that seems to be a Miami thing lol
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?
My mom and dad, my family in San Diego and the Philippines, Underground Flow, BreakinMIA.
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