Behind the Scenes (and within the Underground Tunnels!) on the Capitol with the Gen Z Congressman
The congressman’s workers has huge plans for his workplace decor, hoping to “Florida it up” with paintings that appears like residence. Earlier than commissioning the artwork, although, Frost arrange the fundamentals.
On prime of a mini-fridge beside his desk sits a document participant, the place Frost spins a few of his favourite vinyl all through the day. Additionally in his workplace is a sentimental calendar he acquired as a Christmas present from his youthful sister that is equal components emotional and enjoyable. It is of his grandma, Yeya, considered one of his largest inspirations who died weeks earlier than his election on the age of 97. “Every month is totally different photos of her consuming,” he explains. “We’d go to eating places and she or he would get a full branzino and eat the entire dang factor … It was all the time a joke in our household that ‘Yeya eats essentially the most.'”
After which there’s essentially the most notable piece of paintings, a bigger than life banner handmade by Manuel Oliver, whose son, Joaquin, was killed within the 2017 Parkland school shooting. The portray depicts Joaquin and Frost, with the phrases, “Time to avoid wasting lives! Get on board or get out of our manner!” (Earlier than working for Congress, Frost served as nationwide organizer for March for Our Lives, a youth-led group shaped to stop additional gun violence within the wake of Parkland.)