Abby Doodles

1. How do you define the Tijuana-San Diego region?

To me it’s a region that is in constant change, moved by the people who live here.I’ve always said that my favorite part of the border region is it’s people, most of the time they’re people that aren’t from here or from there, but it’s what makes them all the more special; they live in their own place.

2. How do you define your own work?

My work is very inspired by the women who surround me, my friends and women close to me always motivate me to be better and when I’m in a bad place it’s mostly them who help me get out of my head and move forward. So most of my work is dedicated to those amazing women.

3. How is the geographical context of the Tijuana-San Diego region reflected in your work?

I feel like the living context is always going to affect your work, whether you like it or not, for me I try to look at the positive side on both sides of the border. My work can be very politically and socially activist so I try to be as informed as possible on what’s going on in both cities, we’re so close and so intertwined that anything that happens on either side affects both places.

Abigail Peña | Abby Doodles

Abigail Peña

My name is Abigail, I’m 26 and I live in Tijuana. I’m a graphic designer and for me, border life has always been a big part of my life. To me the city feels like it’s constantly growing and when you least expect it you can feel like there’s no more room for you, not necessarily in a bad way. More in way that you still belong and that you want to grow alongside the city.