My name is Devin Osorio. I was born and raised in a little not very well known part of New York called Washington Heights. I am a Dominican American who wants to change the image of Latinos. I love art and would love to become a fashion designer. I am 17-years-old, by the way.
Even though I live in Washington Heights, I mentally live in the Lower East Side since I go to school there, most of my friends are from there and I hang out there a lot.
Interesting Fact: I am a creative individual who believes in the power of creativity. I think that fashion is more than just clothes. It’s the creation of alter egos and other people’s egos, it personifies not only the soul but beautifies and reflects the art of the body. It does not accept the outsider and the weirdo, but illuminates their wisdom.
JR Cortez lives in chronic pain on Roosevelt Island. Short Wave Radio Rookies Maire Mendoza, Mary Lopez and Devin Osorio help him tell his story.