PRIDE started as a riot, which soon turned into an uprising. Today, #pride has become a global movement, with people coming together for vigils and celebrations that continue to stand up against hate and shame by spreading a message of love, dignity, and community. This month is not simply about a rainbow flag but is about standing up and lifting up those who have been silenced and oppressed.
This is Andrew Nguyen, otherwise known as Dynasty. She is a drag artist and a writer working for NY Magazine’s @thecut.
“I do what I do because telling stories is one of my biggest passions – whether it’s telling my own stories through my drag performance or telling other people’s stories as a writer. Stories help us empathize with each other and ultimately lead us to love each other, and that is my ultimate passion; love!”
Meet Zenobia, a performer, actress, model, DJ, and dog walker based in Brooklyn. She is a Black, trans-nonbinary girl who is passionate about creating.
“In addition to my work and creativity, I’m also super passionate about self-care, setting boundaries, self-respect, and respect in general.”
This is Jovel, a model and LGBTQIA+ advocate who is passionate about freedom and storytelling. Jovel loves fashion, and they get excited about incorporating activism into their work in the modeling world.
“I feel my best when I’m in the process of getting ready. That’s when I feel at peace and my most feminine, and I love the whole process because it is where I have the space to fully express myself.”
This is Drizzy, who is also known as Kitty! She is an all around creative who can do anything as long as it’s hands-on and is currently working in modeling, design, styling, and hair & makeup.
“I am a calm, positive, and understanding soul with a wild, fun side. I stand for and am passionate about the individual, the person who has learned who they are and is unapologetically themselves at all costs.”