“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”I wrote about The Bonsai Babes: A Love Story by Lora Nakamura a while back, when she was funding her Kickstarter campaign.
I'm writing about her now to tell you to check out her social media pages as well. She's always sharing great, uplifting stuff about kick ass girls and women!
You can find her most often on Facebook, but she's also on Twitter.
I can't claim to know Lora personally, but just from following her for the past year, I can tell she's a kind soul working to make the world a better place. She has actually been working on The Bonsai Babes: A Love Story for over a decade, putting it aside when her career as a social worked became more demanding.
The gist of the story is about two girls from very different backgrounds coming together in love. She was quoted in a news article saying, “This is a story of unconditional love, open to anyone. It’s not in a box where it can be classified.”
Nakamura said she hoped to highlight some of the local aspects of the story – the characters live in Alhambra and Downtown L.A. – and wanted to focus on themes including embracing differences, finding beauty in ourselves and others, following our hearts and pursuing our dreams.
This focus on love shines through in everything she posts online as well. Whether she's quoting Angela Davis or promoting Small Business Saturday (as an answer to Black Friday), she's working to spread hope and justice. And love. Lots of love.