March 29, 2018

I don’t know about you guys, but I live by the motto health is wealth! 

Health is something that’s always been important to me, from exercise to nutrition, to meditation and just being self-aware. 

I’m no nutritionist but I feel exercise is 30% while eating healthy and p...

March 26, 2018

With April right around the corner, I decided to put  together a bright yellow top from Forever 21 with my favorite mom jeans from American Eagle topped off with a pair of checkered vans. I was so excited to finally be able to take out this top when I saw that it was g...

March 25, 2018

Hi! My name is Maya (read more about my double life on my Free to Dream Author's Bio and maristi.com) and I’ll be documenting my week through weekly blog posts on Free To Dream Magazine. This week I tried something I never thought I would. Morning showers.

Monday @ Scho...

March 24, 2018

 Maya Aristimuno Photography

"Why is violence still happening?"

"This is our time to stand up", say multiple students who are marching and protesting outside on a frigid March day in Montclair, NJ. In the United States, there is a very clear gun culture that has been hap...

March 23, 2018

Christianna Hannum is a writer and filmmaker, living in Pennsylvania with her two children, adopted from Latvia. Her award winning film Goodnight Ladies is about her grandmother, a famous equestrian. Christy loves languages, speaks Italian and Latvian, plays tennis and...

March 23, 2018

Maya Aristimuno is a sophomore in high school living a double life. During the day she’s at school, trying to get through history lectures without falling asleep, and after school she hops a train to nyc to do photoshoots for big brands and influencers. She started her...

March 21, 2018

 Video Created by Caitlyn Phu

I had recently spent a week in the heart of New York City-- a change of pace from my life in Southern California.

Well, that is an understatement.

My arrival was greeted with flooding noises of honking and shouting, the heavy scent of halal c...

March 19, 2018

Sophie is a recent graduate from University of Potsdam (Germany) and holds a B.A. in English Literature and Culture as well as Communication and Media, and additionally a M.A. in Anglophone Modernities in Literature and Culture. Based in Berlin but with Los Angeles as...

March 17, 2018

I was invited to my first true high school party in January for an old friend’s surprise birthday celebration. As I am sure teens know, the usual uniform for a party is strictly tight revealing tops and short skirts or pants. I was not comfortable dressing like a 25 ye...

March 15, 2018

Have you ever wanted to just get away from the everyday hustle or your regular social norms? 

It seems strenuous now, but do it and don’t look back. Stream cheap-o-air, find your ideal flight, and honestly - worry about the money later. At the end of the day, everything...

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