Humans of SLA Beeber: RaVaana

Interviewer: Epifanio Rios

Interviewee: RaVaana

What is the most exciting thing you’ve done?

The most exciting thing i have done was rowing. -   What about it was exciting? Everything. The most exciting part of it is getting to race. What did you like about it? I liked the feeling of beating someone, I can explain but i would say was, how hard i pushed my self and getting eat after the race.

What is your earliest memory?

My earliest memory is when my parents and I have went to florida, you know those beach bikes on.  what makes it so memorable?  The fact that it was at night.

What does your perfect day look like?

Is getting everything I ask for, i guess, everything going my way.    The thing I worry about the most is my hair, if it is messed up I will have a horrible day and if I do not eat I will cranky.

How would you like to be remembered?

as a kind and happy and sometimes weird person.   Because that how I see myself as and I would like others too.

Describe your relationship with your family.

It is really good, but i do not keep in touch with many of my cousins, like when we go to family reunions it is like meeting each other for the first time again.   I would say this because my mom doesn't really like the neighborhood and would rather much have them come to us. Allot are older than me so basically i'm the youngest.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

I dont really know, I would hope to have my career in business and have the hair salon I always wanted. I was about 7 , because it was the first time I played with one of those hair makins, I used to play with them allot and i managed to cut all the hair off, I thought I knew what I was doing, i was trying to give it a short cut but it kept coming out uneven so I thought if i did this it would come out even.  

Who is the biggest influence in your life?

I kind of think it would be my brother, but i dont know how to explain.   So he hates when I have chipped nail polished so he influenced me to not walk around without my nails being done. He taught me how to do my hair kind of, tie my shoes, write in cursive, he taught me to draw stars and hearts when I was younger. My mother was very busy with taking care of my older sister, and my dad was not home allot, He was also my favorite sibling. Yes. Hmh when he went to college I cried a lot when he came to visit and had to go back I would cry a lot. Yes. Idk, very.

What makes you happy?

Allot of things make me happy. being able to be myself around friends makes me happy, having friends who understand me, they call me weird but I like being weird, also applesauce makes you happy.   Because I mean everyone needs friends to make them happy, i guess.

If you could change something in the world in a snap, what would it be?

Better living conditions for everyone and every being equal. Because I feel like some people who live in bad areas do not get as many opportunities as people in  the suburbs or treated unfairly or that currently they are seen as though they matter compared to someone with allot of money.   I think it is this was because money equals power.

Tell me a story about your name?

When i was about to be born my parents were in the elevator with my aunt but my mom wanted to name me Raven, but my dad said like in the bible a raven is a dirty bird, then my aunt came up with the name RaVanna.  There was this boy in school this boy kind of made a nickname and called me RaVanaa Donna, and my mom and my sister started calling me that.