Toral Suthar, age 22, female, born and raised in the Bay Area, California, current San Jose State marketing student, feminist, chai lover, pun enthusiast, and a straight cute-tea. I started practicing henna in 2012 and took it from a procrastination hobby to part-time profession about 2 years ago. For lack of better words, I was kind of lousy when I started out. Thankfully, that only encouraged me to focus more, keep on practicing, and continue to grow. Now, I can dramatically say that mehndi has become the portal through which I explore the world and express myself.