While MAPD is in its early days, what you probably didn't know is that I've actually been to over 27 countries and that I caught the travel bug while studying abroad in London in 2014 while in college (lifelong Arsenal fan, so that was huge for me). My roommates and I visited Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels during our week and half long spring break and it was then that the rush of globetrotting permeated my soul. I decided that from that point on no matter what I did my life I had to travel often and travel far.
I've since entered the corporate world as a Content Strategist for a slew of government sites and although it pays the bills it's not exactly my idea of making art precede death (get it? because MAPD stands for Make Art Precede Death?). MAPD started as a fun way to break up the monotony of 9-5 life and to have something to look forward to while making my limited vacation hours stretch. The name is inspired by a quote from a man named Arsene Wenger (shout out to you if you know who he is) who once said; "the only way to deal with death is to transform everything that precedes it into art". MAPD is also a play on Mapped, and I love a good double entendre.
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