I started making zines or self published comics in 2019. Since the start of the pandemic, it’s only grown from there. Zines have been the best therapy and creative outlet that has gotten me through these past two years. I draw inspiration from everyday life, my own experiences, and humor. I love being able to combine all these things into cute stickers, prints, keychains, zines, handmade items, and hopefully more in the future. Yakapin means to embrace someone in Tagalog. Embracing is a large part of how I show affection with the people that I love most in my life. Every word I write and every comic I make is how I slowly have been learning to embrace and appreciate myself as I am. I hope that is something that I can pass on to others through my art.