One of the greatest opportunities @aerie has given me is simply to meet and get to know such strong, empowered and encouraging women. I am proud to call them my family, and they inspire me every day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They are a light to all those around them, as well as within the media. Whether I have met them in person yet or not I am thankful for their friendship, and am so super proud of them! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here’s to you, #aeriegirls 💜
Again - we'd like to reiterate that our artists are incredibly multi-talented! Calvin Santiago is a Filipino-born Chinese-Canadian and is currently in his first year of medical residency. He can often be found in crow pose on a yoga mat, swimming back and forth at the pool for hours on end, or pounding back tapioca at the local bubble tea shop.
Catch his essay "Congee with Pork for the Soul" in our upcoming issue to see how his hyphenated identity affects his work as a medical student!