Words to live by
“You can regain back anything but time wasted!” – Kevin Gates
Your impact on the District
I try to show up as my full self and bring my full self to all of the work I do. I make sure that anything I touch within the organizations I am a part of pushes for inclusion and brave spaces. From the curriculum that I develop for my kids at DC SCORES, to the events I manage at Busboys and Poets, I strive for everyone to feel seen, heard and valued.
How D.C. supports the LGBTQ+ community
The District is the first place where I was able to show up as my full unapologetic self as an artist. The diversity and welcoming energy that the District exudes allows a person like me to explore my full creativity with no boundaries or barriers.
What the city can improve upon
The city needs more spaces exclusively for the LGBTQ+ community to gather and support each other — creative spaces, especially as the city is rich with extremely talented individuals and groups from the community!
What you’re looking forward to most this summer
I am excited about getting back onstage in person with my artists and kids. The virtual space has been a great experience and placeholder for events. But there is NOTHING like sharing and hearing art in community with people in person!
Read the rest of our LGBTQ+ names to know below:
Marcelle G Afram | KC B. Yoncé | Chord Bezerra | Charity Blackwell | Allister Chang | Esther Ciammachilli | Cassidy DuHon| Lana Duran | Michael Edmonson | Clarence Fluker | Cey Cey Green | Anthony Hesselius | Joseph Ireland | Andra “AJ” Johnson | DJ Lemz | Arvind Manocha | Dusty Martinez | Chloe Mcinnis | Kyle Meeks | Brixton Millner | DJ Mim | Mykie Moll | Peter Morgan | Aaron Myers | Monika Nemeth | Eric North | Brendan Padgett | Carl Parker III | Rach Pike | Brittany Rheault | Shady Rose | Bianca Russo | Ella Schiralli | Sloane Spencer | Mane Squeeze | Bobbi Strang | Alli Vega | Whit Washington | Dr. Imani Woody
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