Magdalena Bridger-Ulloa • The Good of Goshen

Magdalena Bridger-Ulloa

Goshen Resident and Artist

Published Oct. 2020

I was always just doodling. I was always the ‘art kid’ in my class, or one of them.

None of us in the family can remember a time when Magdalena hasn’t been an artist. She’s always been drawing and expressing herself through different types of art. (Magdalena’s mom, Heather)

I personally think of my art style as a sort of in-between – a sort of cartoon style and a Japanese anime-type style. I’m inspired a lot by Japanese anime and by nature and mythology and fantasy.

My older sister Cristina actually works as a voice actress for Cartoon Network. She told me about an open audition for kids identifying as Hispanic or Latino who are artistic in some way, active in their communities. There was a short audition video. I introduced myself and showed some of my art and talked about a few of my hobbies. I also talked about how I’m active in my community and the social causes that are important to me.

I think that there’s still a lot of inequalities in the world that we need to work on. It’s getting better, but there’s still a lot of it. I want to do what I can to try to help with that. I believe in justice – justice for all people of all races, all ages, and all genders. 

Most people here are nice and accepting of others and supportive. I feel like it’s a very safe area. Goshen is a diverse place, and it’s also a place that has opportunities for artists. We have the Farmers Market, Arts on the Millrace, First Fridays. All those things help make Goshen special.

Writing, editing, and photography by Scott Weisser and Neil King

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