Idalina Pina recalls imagination growing up—in their adventures, creative writing, dreams. They discuss imagination in relation to their inner child and as a form of manifestation. Pina describes the ideal ranch in Montana that they would have and the community building, social justice, and mutual aid that it would involve. They also delve into their political imaginations, ideologies, and values. Pina describes their “ultimate self” as an artist and fearless. Finally, they talk about the ways that they like to love, distinguishes self-love, and illustrates what loving oneself fully entails for them.
(Interview conducted on April 24th, 2021)
imagination, adventure, inner child, manifestation, community, mutual aid, Communism, anarchy, anti-capitalism, love, self-love, self-growth, mental health
- 0:00 Intro
- 0:27 Imagination and childhood (adventure, creative writing, inner child)
- 5:51 Imagination as manifestation
- 8:18 Worldbuilding (ranch in Montana, community, mutual aid)
- 15:53 Political Imagination (anarchy, Communism, capitalism)
- 20:59 Imagining an “ultimate self” (art, fearless)
- 27:06 Loving and being loved
- 29:41 Loving oneself fully
Idalina Pina (they/she) was born in Fogo, Cabo Verde and resides in Boston, MA. They are an Africana major, Anthropology minor, and of the class of ’22 at Davidson College.