"Identity comes through every artist’s work whether directly or indirectly... My genderqueer identity is rooted in extremes; I feel very strongly pulled to the opposite sides of the gender spectrum as both a girl and a boy (and love to see what comes out of the overlap)."
"In ten years, I want all the drama from those past years, but I want it to now actually be inclusive. Foundations for all skin tones! Outfits for all genders and body types! Give me the spectacles, but don’t whitewash them anymore!"
Over time, I realized that it is not only my duty as an artist to contribute to upholding the value of "unity through diversity" but that I am creating for myself, and not for someone else's approval, affirmation, or benefit. I am creating to be seen, to feel heard, to make room for other identities like me that are often told to hide who they are in order to thrive and be respected in our cisgender, binary, white supremacist world.
"Nowadays, things are much better because I surround myself with supportive people in real life, and online, I follow people that I find inspiring. I think the push for better representation in the beauty industry today has helped a lot."