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Carolina Hicks ’18

Carolina Hicks ’18 reports, “It’s going to take me a very long time to fully recover from the total psychic earthquake that was CalArts. My MFA experience was an intensely transformative period that split me to my core, and then some. Some moments were deeply uncomfortable and outright scary. I left CalArts a very different artist/person from the one that first arrived. But I’m learning to find a lot of genuine peace and joy in that truth. Now that I’m back in the ‘real world,’ I’ve begun to realize the true scope/scale/support that exists in the global network of alum and friends made. Take care. Love from Los Angeles.”