I am Vanessa Royal. The short film I did with my animation class mates is actually based off my experience as little El Salvadorian girl in the first grade. I would always bring my mother’s El Salvadorian cooking for lunch at school. I was energetic and bouncy, eager to make friends over in my opinion a “tasty” lunch. Everyone rejected my lunch except for my friend Deborah Liu. We both bonded over “weird” lunches. I was excited to bring my life experience into cute and short animation. I hope I can continue to make heart-warming animations.