Nissa is the editor-in-chief of the Forced Trajectory Project. She is an artist specializing in illustration, design, photography, film, public relations, advocacy, and journalism. She is also a vegan, a yoga teacher, and an astrologer.
For six years now I've been an avid recipe developer contributing to the growing bank of creative plant-based recipes with the intention of encouraging others of the human community to eat more plant-based. I created Solidarite Kitchen, a lifestyle blog offering personal chef and support services, to share my passion for eating plant-based, and anecdotes of living intentionally, mindfully and non-violently.
More and more people are contracting Covid-19 and being tasked with how to deal with the virus that has plagued the globe for a year now. The virus is characterized by a wide variety of symptoms, and still, so much is unknown of its long-term effects. This is why documenting and sharing your experience is important.
As a Canadian-born Chinese American, the turn of the year is always elongated by Chinese New Year festivities as our new years follows the traditional lunar calendar and takes place usually weeks after the first of January. My childhood memories of this special holiday are marked with large family gatherings over traditional foods, receiving and giving oranges and tangerines as signs of goodluck and prosperity, receiving "lucky money" in little red envelopes to put under my mattress for goodluck, attending and participating in Chinese New Year festivals which include watching lion dances, martial arts and dance performances, plays about Chinese history and mythology, and burning incense in honor of our ancestors, amongst other things.