Iria Vasquez-Paez

Iria Vasquez-Paez

I have a B.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State. Can people please donate? I'm very low-income. I need to start an escape the Ferengi plan. 

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  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 2 months ago
    My Non-Profit Idea

    My Non-Profit Idea

    My non-profit is supposed to help disabled people get a job. It also would be a way for other non-profits to print newsletters since we’d have the resources available to be able to do so. Positive news for free is lacking. So in which case, we need to create resources that print good things done by good people, as an antidote to all the hatred out there. Good is hard to come by these days, in particular the greater good. I had family once tell me not to be friends with disabled people, when excuse me, I’m trying to rid myself of my own paranoia about myself, because as it turns out, I do not qualify for a discounted bus fare. Sometimes the world keeps getting darker, because the news is all about people wronging each other, doing wrong, hurting people, and often is made of stories about conflict resulting in tragedy. Our world is forced to deal with a darkness that has descended upon us because of the leaders we elected into office that do not deserve to be there. Not everybody is going to be happy about the way things are.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Solve the California Water Problem

    How to Solve the California Water Problem

    The California water situation is dangerous to live with. We use a lot of water. In particular, Los Angeles rich people who import water to water a perfect lawn with. We could start by cleaning up our plastic-encrusted and polluted oceans. In California, the last four years have been filled with on-again, off-again drought, and really hot weather that does not make sense in the winter, being at 70 degrees and not our usual 50-68 degrees. My solution to the California water crisis is to take icebergs from Antarctica and melt them as well as harvest the water. We would then desalinate the water, extracting the salt, making it into clean water for our plants and our perfectly kept lawns. The drought has made keeping a lawn in California somewhat impractical. This is why people are using astroturf these days. California may turn into even more of a desert than it is already even if I live in what used to be marshland, which evolved into the Silicon Valley that it is today.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 2 months ago
    What Counts as Positive News

    What Counts as Positive News

    If I get my free positive news newspaper started someday, I will start it by finding good news to talk about. A disabled person got a job, overcame their illness, or somehow, anybody did something good for the world, their community, or their family. Conservatives often see the media as a bastion for liberal influence and penetration. Instead of looking for dark, horrible news stories, we seek to enlighten and influence people with hopeful, positive news of people making a difference in their community. Not every country has as much luck or diversity as the United States. We are busy fostering an environment filled with racism, woman-hating, and disabled-people shaming. The world needs an antidote if we expect another four years of the same.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Make the World a Better Place

    How to Make the World a Better Place

    Most of us are too busy working to think of making the world a better place. Then again people who have more money than I do, like Ashton Kutcher, are busy rescuing human trafficking victims. Now, how does one person change the world? It could be as easy as signing up to be a reading tutor. You see, I’ve always wanted to do something more productive with my life besides knowing the pen is mightier than the sword. I don’t go to protests for one, because I do not want an arrest record following me around every time I apply for a job. The thing is that I need more energy to volunteer my time with. I would like more energy anyway, from sleeping the whole night if that becomes possible. I’m caught up with my knee injury from nine years of yoga down the toilet in one second of a bad move on the part of my left foot. I injured myself and that was the last day anybody saw me at the gym for a very long time. I’m not sure if yoga can make the world a better place, but it does calm me down, and has a similar effect on everybody who has ever taken a yoga class before.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 3 months ago
    Why I Want to Run for Mayor of Los Angeles

    Why I Want to Run for Mayor of Los Angeles

    Okay, so I’m getting the following degrees when I get stable enough to go back to school: an AA in film and television from De Anza, because I can also take online classes within the quarter system. I need to get my Foothill College transcript still because this is something I’ve been really lazy about. I also want an MFA in creative writing from UCLA, and then a law degree. After I get my law degree, I’d take the time to work for a few years. After that, I’d get my MBA from UCLA, while trying to run for mayor of Los Angeles.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 3 months ago
    How I Want to Serve My City Hall

    How I Want to Serve My City Hall

    I’ve been a Parliamentarian before in student government. I’d love to be one again if I do De Anza student government. At any rate, I’m stuck in San Jose for a while longer until I can cope with crowds by myself, and I’m getting my A.A. in film and television in the process, because what I really want is to move to Los Angeles to work as a producer or something with the film industry while getting my MFA in creative writing. City Hall may have plenty of public service opportunities if we take a look at the website. I’m looking at the website just to see what’s happening.