I had always been proud and always the first to say i was born and raised in East LA. But it took me leaving East LA for the east coast to really understand and love my community for what it was. The Eastside is no doubt a vital part of our great city of the angles, that adds culture, and a sense of character that imbues me an identity that I hold so high and proud when I travel. The people, the food, the smells and the sounds of the Eastside with its rich history of rebellion, protest, chican@ rights and our passion for who and what we are! these are the things that not only made me love my community but made me love myself more then ever! What else can one ask besides living in LA but to live in the Eastside!