Maria is a New York-based photographer, as well as the Founder/Editor-In-Chief of Sugar Magazine. She created Sugar Magazine because much like her eating disorder, the world she lives in has taught her that her worth exists in how aesthetically pleasing she is, in how flat her stomach is, or in how toned her arms are. Maria created Sugar to remind young women that we stand for matters so much more than our bodies.
Maria is a self-love enthusiast, vegetarian, and people lover. While she continues in her recovery, she will never stop fighting the patriarchy and working on the next issue of Sugar Magazine. She feels a lot like Wonder Woman...and slightly sleep deprived.