Where does your spark of activism come from?
I didn’t choose to do this, but rather it came from my lived experiences. I can’t wake up and decide it’s not something I need to do today, as I’ll always be brown and queer. Activism isn’t about a hashtag, it’s about showing up for what you believe in every day.
Have you seen a change in the last year?
I know that I’ve been impactful when I hear parents tell me how their kids have felt at seeing someone who looks like me in the media. Sometimes you don’t understand just how much of an outsider you felt until something changes.
Last time we spoke, you’d just come out as bisexual and said you’d been hesitant about dating women because of how it would be perceived. How do you feel now?
I’m no longer scared of the narrative being taken out of my hands. I’ve been dating casually for about a year, some men and some women, and I don’t care anymore who sees or what they say.