This blog is meant to serve as a platform to open conversation about growth and give a glimpse into my life.

June 27, 2017

The night before NYC Pride weekend, Love Bailey brought together a colorful cast of creatures to celebrate all things queer with a Slather Factory only Love Bailey can do. I was there with Chris Thomas to cover the invite-only event for Out Magazine.


June 27, 2017

Today is National HIV Testing Day. Please take care of YOU.

  • 1.1 million: number of deaths reported since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic

  • 40,000: number of new HIV infections yearly in the United States

  • 36.7 million: number of people living worl...

June 18, 2017

The second annual anti-prom hosted by BRUJAS with event partner Gypsy Sport set sail last Thursday night in Manhattan, and I was on board to capture it for Out Magazine. You can check out my photos featured in articles written by my friend Chris Thomas and a galle...

June 14, 2017

The last few days have been emotional to say the least.

Early Sunday morning, I boarded a #prideride #grindrforequality bus and made my way to D.C. It was a magical day that left me with a renewed sense of hope.

Last night, I stood sobbing during a Pulse m...

June 6, 2017

I got my first tattoo in Mexico while I was on tour with my dance company. There was a monsoon that rained us out of our outdoor shows, so I got a wild hair and decided to get a tat that I had been contemplating. I found a shop near my hotel and, upon hearing the price...

May 23, 2017

Some of you have been asking about my tats, so I thought it was time to write about them here. I was going to start with my first tattoo; however, in light of what happened in Manchester and the fact that it's the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, I deci...

May 16, 2017

Rise and shine 

Sweet blood of mine 

For with the sun 

Does power refine 

But if, by chance, 

the power run still 

dear blood of mine  

forgive the pill 

I haven’t spoken about this publicly because I really do feel that some things should remain extremely private; however, I...

May 11, 2017

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov stated recently that gay people do not exist in Chechnya. *insert major fucking eye roll here*

Wanting to make a difference in the lives of the persecuted gay community that DOES exist in Chechnya, good friend and illustrator Paul Tuller de...