I don’t think much of anyone likes being vulnerable.
Speaking for myself however, I am quite accustomed to it.
But let me make something clear.
Being gender variant, non-binary, queer
or even the fact that I was born with a traditional “male” body type
but wear many traditional “female” fashions such as the outfit above…..
none of these things are what make me vulnerable.
I am vulnerable because I am openly & wholeheartedly myself.
I know that through a simple tumblr post, it might seem as if I make being yourself oh so easy. The truth is that I pay a very high price for my uncompromised freedom of expression.
Everything from my personal safety to the chance at a successful career is compromised by my decision to follow my heart, instead of following the crowd. However, this is really only the beginning of my sacrifice.
As my blog progresses and the number of individuals that are inspired by my personal freedom continues to grow, I must really think about the sacrifices I have had to make and will have to make in order to be so… free.
That is the purpose of this blog post.
To make everyone aware that personal freedom is as much of a blessing as it is a curse.
I will forever and always aspire to inspire the individual in humanity by being an example of a true individual. But I am choosing to also be transparent of the hardships that come along with the great adventures and satisfaction of my personal freedom. I feel it is the right thing to do, for by my mother, my teachers and my idols I was blindly taught to always be myself, but no one cared to mention the cost I would have to pay or the sacrifice I would be required to make.
I do not want to blindly lead the people who look up to me.
I want to inspire a kind of personal freedom that is not only fabulous,
But strong, courageous, truthful & positively life changing.
I worked extra hard on this photo set because I wanted it to catch the attention of all the amazing followers I have out there.
I love and appreciate all of you so much. Your messages and comments are the only thing that saves me from giving up because its easy to give up on myself, but I could never, ever give up on all of you.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK - 29 October 2013 One-year-old Nuah Conteh is malnourished and has malaria in Sierra Leone.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lionel ‘Leo’ Messi is marking his son’s first birthday (2 November) by promoting child survival. The Leo & Thiago Messi Celebrate Life campaign asks friends and fans worldwide to help raise awareness about the importance of giving all children an equal chance to survive. Despite sharp reductions in child deaths since 1990, 18,000 children under 5 still die each day from mainly preventable causes.
FYI - UNICEF has created a web application called “Leo Messi and Thiago celebrate life”, which will be available until November 4. Through this application, everyone can join Leo’s commitment to help children of the world grow up with the same kind of opportunities. http://www.unicef.org/messithiago/en/
Last night I had the absolute and wonderful joy of performing with the UCB Harold team LANDLORD on a very special day, the anniversary of the last day that Santina Muha walked. Since day one with Landlord I have loved performing with this team because everyone was instantly supportive as if we’d been friends long since being put together by UCB however last night I was lucky enough to be part of one of the biggest and coolest supportive gestures to celebrate life and the triumphant spirit of one person to overcome their adversity and pursue their dreams and succeed in doing so!!! Much love to Santina and showing us how to live life to it’s fullest no matter what happens to change your path towards your dreams. Lucky to be friends with everyone on LANDLORD Devin Field Blake Hogue Beth Lepley Santina Muha Timm Sharp Jonny Svarzbein Jacob Lawrence Wysocki. If you missed this special Harold last night, you can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/121807066 Timeless black out line!
It’s been a long time since my grandma passed, at 19 was when i decided to get a memorial dedicated to her passing and also to her life. Yesterday after 5 years that tattoo that I got for her is finally completed and I couldn’t be more happy to have it done and also to have even more closer about her passing. She was an amazing women and she will always be my guardian angel <3 RIP Evelyn 1943-2003