Tununa Mercado is a slender woman with a fair complexion and a massive
mane of very dark hair. She walks and moves with a boyish gait as if trying to
assert her inner strength, in light of her small physical stature. She speaks
decidedly and often strays into poetic tangents that lead into her circuitous
creativity, yet she always winds back to the point in question. Her home dis-
plays her interests: books, photographs, artwork, exotic souvenirs, and a
love for the earthy side of life.