I’ve never had so many people send me different renditions of projects I’m doing. I had to humble myself because it was becoming very annoying. I felt like I’m an artist with my own ideas that are inspired by my own life. I don’t follow other artists. I thought clearly the authenticity in my project separates me from all of these other projects involving studios,make-up, and models. I had to remind myself that people mean no harm and there’s more than 1 way to do the work or to start dialogue. Viewing these projects @afropunk and @nytgender (@cont4ct) have posted makes me love my project even more, I’m sharing real people in their real rooms in real intimate/vulnerable situations, and having uncomfortable conversations.