Alexandra Marzella

25; Bushwick, Brooklyn; originally from North Kingstown, Ri. Artist and actress whose self-portraits take on issues of identity in the selfie era.

How do you describe yourself?

I have yet to perfect this. I’d rather have a conversation and let people figure it out. Or maybe just say, “I’m a walking mass of contradictions.” I’m technically a millennial, Gen Y. I’m an artist and a lot of things under that umbrella. A radical feminist. I guess I really identify with, um … humans. 

What do you want to be when you grow up? 

Beyoncé once answered this question the way I often have: “To be happy.” But that’s kind of baloney, because I’m never going to be just happy. And I don’t ever want to be. I’d like to have a life full of life and love. Which I’ve had in the past,  the present, and no doubt will have in the future. A bonus  would be to have a positive impact on other people’s lives. 

What excites you-creatively, in life, romantically?

Collaboration, openness, and honesty.

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