GRLTALK x Rita Tinega

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Full Name: Rita Mongina Tinega

Social Handle(s):
@thelovelyrita_
@visualmag_

Location: Lowell, MA

Favorite Food of the Moment:  mhmm, good question and also a tough one. I don't want to be cliche and say everything but if I had to pick…steak and mashed potatoes.

First Food Memory: When I was kid I used to love eating Malenge (in Swahili) —Squash (in English)— to the point where my dad gave me that nickname. What can I say— IT'S DELICIOUS!

Beverage Of Choice: Water… JK, where's the tequila at!!!

Tell Us About Your Latest Project(s): Right now i'm working on VisualMag issue 006. VisualMag is a print publication that serves as a platform for creatives who share their story and inspire people in their communities. Can't wait ‘til everyone sees this issue. 

What keeps you excited about your work? The process. I love seeing an idea come to life especially when a magazine is done. I still get emotional once I finish an issue and I'm holding it in my hand.

How can the GRLSQUASH Community show up for you? Come turn up with me on April 20th, 2019 at Uncharted Lowell for some free food and good vibes. Also follow @visualmag_ for behind the scenes and more cool things, and @thelovelyrita_ to get to know a little bit about me (I'm sorta funny).

Photo by Rita Tinega of  VisualMag

Photo by Rita Tinega of VisualMag

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