Name: Victoria F. Vega
City, State: Miami, FL
Profession: Brand Marketing Professional, Educator, Activist & Artist
In a few words, how would you describe yourself?
I’d describe myself as driven. I currently work as a Brand Marketing Specialist, an Intersectional Community Educator, and a Bilingual Communications Consultant.
Your favorite hangout spots.
My favorite hangout spots are either in my living room with my two dogs: Chuchi and Bustelo, or at my best friend Nathalie’s house. It often serves as homebase for most of our hangouts.
Favorite guilty pleasure.
My favorite guilty pleasure is only listening to Bad Bunny’s music for months at a time. As a fellow Boricua, Bad Bunny means a lot to me and to the culture. Not only is his music amazing, but he has brought Latinx music to the masses in a way I’ve never seen before. I appreciate that he is very vocal about the political crisis being faced by Puerto Rico.
My favorite quote is “Rest if you must but don’t you quit.” [It’s] from the poem titled “Don’t Quit.” I always use it as a reminder to prioritize caring for oneself in tough times, but to never allow the lows to defeat you.
Who is your biggest influence? And why?
My biggest influences are the people that I surround myself with daily. My close friends, family, and loved ones. I am very lucky to have a solid group of people who know me, as well as love and support me.
The Art Basel event on Miami Beach where I displayed my art. I was surrounded by so much love that night and was able to fulfill a dream that I’ve had since I was probably three years old.
Do you have any regrets in life?
I have no regrets in life. Each decision I’ve made has brought me one step closer to becoming the best version of who I am. Did some of those decisions hurt? Absolutely! But without those lessons that I learned; I’d be one step further from becoming me.
Favorite lesbian/queer celebrity.
Lady Gaga. I’ve been a fan of hers since the beginning. In addition to her amazing voice, her style and branding has always been on point.
Any fun facts or anything else you want our readers to know?
I grew up playing the guitar, drums, and piano.