Even if you are from the same neighborhood as someone else, you might still be coming from different places. Where you are from is a complicated question and it elicits complicated, but interesting and thought-provoking responses. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Richard Ledferd | Strength and conditioning coach/ Media

Hello! My name is Richard Ledferd and I was born and raise in Paradise hills. Southeast of San Diego, California. Growing up I was never the favorite student in the class. Neither did I show the best attitude towards my coaches in sport. I grew up with a single mother that worked her butt off to make sure we had what we needed to survive (Thanks mom). Read more>>

Stéphanie Rabinowitz | Founder and Dog’s Best Friend

Originally, I am from South Africa and I have been an AVID dog lover ever since I can remember. I am the girl who would watch a movie and become wholeheartedly invested if there were animals featured. My main concern throughout the film as the story progressed was… that the animals survived and did not get hurt! Read more>>

Edward Pohlert | Cultural Psychologist and Film Producer

I’m a multiracial male born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. My father was Indonesian and survived the Japanese camps in Malang, Indonesia. My mother is Dutch and lived the Anne Frank story but survived. We immigrated to the U.S. in 1966 when I was 8 years old. We came to live in Los Angeles and I grew up there for 30+ years in a Latinx community. Read more>>