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Conversations with the Inspiring Linda Vanessa “Nuves” Tovar

Today we’d like to introduce you to Linda Vanessa “Nuves” Tovar.

Linda Vanessa, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m an artist from Pasadena. Initially started as a screen printer, making stickers and shirts, and eventually took an interest in Fashion Design. That lead me to work for a traveling Music, Art and Fashion show called, Sugar. When the tour ended, I rediscovered my love for music when I joined the Los Angeles chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club. I started building my record collection and have since played music festivals, private parties/events, and local clubs and bars. I most recently have started writing and producing my own music, under the pseudo name, NUVES.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not at all. From a young age, I dealt with depression and low self-esteem. Some of the struggles were not feeling enough, having no self-worth or self-love. My advice for other women, and what helped empower me was finding a passion and exploring that passion. If you like cooking, take a class. If you’ve got questions, ask them. Some people at born with it, but everyone still has to work for it.

Also, finding a therapist that was right for me.

what should we know about your business? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I sing in a few bands, including my dad’s latin tribute band, Azucar Los Angeles (Azucar L.A.); I’ve been performing with him for the past 11 years, and we currently have a residency at Club Bahia in Echo Park.

The other project is Sancha y Las Sirenas, where I play percussion and am a backup singer.

I’m still screen printing my own t-shirt designs.

Currently, DeeJay various bars all over Los Angeles.

What I’m most proud of is my perseverance and work ethic. I’m a full time paid working artist.

And I’m building a career out of my talents and skills.

Do you have a lesson or advice you’d like to share with young women just starting out?
Know your worth.

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Image Credit:

Cesar Cervantes (Chulita Vinyl Club L.A.), Michelle Terris (Blue Green background), Emilios Room (Polaroid), Getty Images (behind turntables)

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