Sunrise over the Atchafalaya Swamp

I hate labels because a person shouldn’t be defined by preloaded terms to meet a one size fits all mentality. Instead let me share a few words that have been used to describe facets of who I am.

cuban: My parents fled a communist dictatorship in search of better lives and worked their asses off to achieve those dreams. I carry that same drive within me, the willingness to start from nothing, and most importantly, the knowledge that anything can be survived.
writer: Oftentimes, I don’t know who I am until I’ve worked it out on a page. Words on a blank paper are my paints on a canvas. I easily lose myself to writing and wouldn’t want it any other way.
nerd & geek: Technology has been good to me and I was able to make a career out of being a professional nerd. Nowadays I prefer being a geek, unabashedly in love with film, comics, toys… the list goes on.

There are plenty of other words you could use to describe me, some not safe for work and others more flattering. Whichever ones you choose they still only scratch the surface, but if you want to stick around we might actually get to know one another.

All photos and illustrations on Cuban Nomad are © Gabriel Novo unless otherwise noted.

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