What started out as a way to pass time during her slow shifts serving tables at various restaurants across Austin quickly turned into a way for Wanwisa “Aye” Sanguanrueang to show her personality and connect with customers.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, families spent months together inside their homes, while others struggled to remain connected while apart. Some LGBTQ+ students knowingly faced hard conversations to come out to their families as a way to connect with them.
In August 2020, a documentary titled “Boys State'' starring Garza was released about the program on Apple TV+. The film takes place during the program’s 2018 session in which Garza runs for governor — the highest position at Boys State.
When DeBerry’s childhood friends invited her to help start a weekly essay blog their freshman year of high school, DeBerry jumped on board. By their junior year, the trio had transformed their blog into Uniquely Aligned.