"I believe it is possible to fall in love over and over again for eternity."
YJ: What is your name and where are you from?
G: My name's Gabela Guzman and I’m from the Ventura/Los Angeles area.
YJ: Preferred pronouns?
G: She / cosmic being.
YJ: Ethnic background?
G: I am Chilean American which roughly involves many parts European and also parts native South American.
YJ: What did you eat for breakfast?
G: Kombucha !
YJ: How would you describe your childhood?
G: I grew up on the northwest county line of Los Angeles and Ventura. I spent most of my time there exploring the Chumash Hills and trails in the Santa Monica Mountains and adventuring along the Malibu/Ventura coastline.
YJ: What do you love most about yourself?
G: What I enjoy most about myself is my ability to make other people feel calm and comfortable to be themselves. That feels pretty magic to give someone a gift of full acceptance.
YJ: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
G: To be grateful for your sufferings, for you will need them... And that earth is a place we come to learn how to manipulate energy.
YJ: Who inspires you and why?
G: Anybody who can channel pain into beauty.
YJ: Do you believe in magic?
G: It’s the only thing I believe in !
YJ: Do you believe in everlasting romantic love or is that a fairy tale?
G: I believe it is possible to fall in love over and over again for eternity. It’s just probably more complicated than it sounds ha ha. And as for fairytales sometimes I feel like I step in and out of my very own.
YJ: In what setting/environment do you feel most at peace?
G: In the sun absorbing heat off a hot rock slab, free-diving, making art, groovin’...
YJ: When are you able to be yourself fully?
G: When I let myself be.