"My movement is for everybody. My movement celebrates diversity. It’s all about inclusion. It’s all about getting our flowers and giving each person their own space to be an individual and speak up for that individuality."

-Lizzo

Luce and Sam met me in the local Queer Exchange group. It was a real fun time shooting with them. They were surprisingly laid back about the whole photoshoot in our underwear deal. I like to call it couples boudoir but this is so much more lighthearted than that. Call it what you will but […]

Luce and Sam | Chicago Couples Boudoir Photographer

July 29, 2019

Most of you might know, but if you don’t, I am trans. I don’t yet know what type of trans person I am but for now the best category that fits my feelings and dysphoria is non-binary. Meaning I do not believe I am male or female. My gender is how I feel inside. It’s […]

Trans Day of Visibility: Everyday Life with Trans People

March 29, 2019

BEFORE What would you rate your self-esteem right now? Comparatively to the past, I’d say I’m at an eight. What made you want to do this project? I was telling you, you started this when I was in high school and it’s just helped me see myself in a much better light. I’ve watched my […]

I Woke Up Like This #52: Living with Suicidal Thoughts

March 22, 2019

I remember being called a drama queen by my Mother as a child. Each time I would have an emotional reaction to something this phrase would come up and I’d be labeled. I was The Drama Queen. Everything I did emotionally was in excess. My reactions to my surroundings and those in them. My reaction […]

I Woke Up Like This #51: On Being the Drama Queen

July 13, 2018

We don’t listen to each other deeply enough. Especially in the case of black women in activism spaces. Anyone with a brain can see this but it takes some real practice to sit down and earnestly have conversations with people whose opinion really differs from your own. It takes time to understand how someone perceives […]

I Woke Up Like This #50: On Being Yourself

April 18, 2018

What resonates with me most about this session is how similar our stories are in the intersection of disability. This person has PCOS, endometriosis, arthritis, Bipolar disorder, and a slew of other disorders connected to the psychosomatic pain it causes them. They’ve also survived abusive relationships, sexual abuse, parental abandonment, being a child of an […]

I Woke Up Like This #49: Model the behavior you want your children to see. Don’t assign it, model it too. 

March 8, 2018

This guy is a pal of mine I met through Shakespeare in the park. Off the bat; I recognized the he was aware of his masculinity and confident in his interests. He also has strong roots in his Italian culture and ideals. He is a true mixture of how gender is represented and I love […]

I Woke Up Like This #48: Cry more, talk less, and listen more.

March 7, 2018

This past Saturday I congregated with a bunch of the coolest queer people I know and headed down to sell prints from my project at this gigantic Hooligan Magazine celebration. Four years now, this magazine has been killing it. Hooligan was created by the amazing Morgan Martinez and Rivka Yeker year back. The local scene […]

Hooligan Turns Four!

March 1, 2018

This person is one of my dearest people.  There are hundreds of words to describe her, but I’ll stick with just a few. This is a friend of mine who put together the entire San Diego series. She used her resources for good and helped raise enough for me to fly out to her to […]

I Woke Up Like This #47: A Dash of Vitiligo

February 21, 2018

This beautiful person reminds me a lot of myself. Like many of those I photograph; she is strong yet beautifully vulnerable. She is a beautiful human. Her mind is determined and hardworking. She is a sharpened knife, and she moves beautifully in the light when you photograph her. Her intellect, her raw understanding of how […]

I Woke Up Like This #46

January 27, 2018

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