La Maschera goes Bridgerton
La Maschera is the Downtown Arts District’s largest annual fundraiser which serves as a celebration of the arts and artists in downtown Orlando. The event takes place on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 7:00 PM -11:00 PM at City Arts.
“Don’t Stay Silent” by Benjamin P. Gallagher
Happy Pride! The Winter Park Library invited me to speak at the LGBTQ event “Speak from the Heart” on 6/18/22. I read a piece called “Don’t Stay Silent.” The essay reflected on recent Queer history in the United States. This month I learned how to become a better leader because of our ancestors. Read the…
Obio O. Jones – Check it Out!
Obio O. Jones shares conversations on Youtube about being Black, Queer, and Proud. His channel features several interviews with Black gay men reflecting on the journey of identity.
Writing Exercise Wednesday
Hello, Thanks for supporting my page! Tonight I created a short post. The assignment was to write 50 kind words about myself. From there the exercise grew into a post about imagination. These days my dreams help me keep a fresh perspective on the world. I am someone that likes to daydream but seldom finds…
Creating with Pride – Call for Submissions
Thank you to everyone who showed up at the Artists and Authors event! I had a wonderful time speaking to everyone about their art and creative processes.Click here to view the Zine we created for your viewing pleasure! Also, thank you to the Center and the Winter Park Library for hosting this event. I’m grateful…
The Missing Years Project is a multimedia storytelling experience that uplifts the imagination and lived experiences of people of color during the ongoing pandemic. The Missing Year Project is founded and produced by Brooklyn-based Cellist & Arts Administrator Sarah Overton. Click here to listen to the latest episode. Thank you both for featuring my voice…
Rainbow Reading: June 12
Originally posted on Almost, Almost: Bite-sized reviews of the LGBTQ books I’ve read in the past week. All titles are linked to their Goodreads page. Between June 5th and 11th, I read: These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (2018) Genre: fantasy Audience: young adult Queer rep: One of the three POV characters is gay; several gay,…
How To Find A Fitness Guru – Part One
Disclaimer: I am not a certified trainer or nutritionist. The posts I share on weight-loss come from personal experience. Please consult a doctor before starting any diet or exercise plan. In 2006, I was a 5’7 sixteen-year-old boy who weighed 180lbs. I wanted to lose weight but felt insecure in the gym. Buff dudes in…
The Belmez Friendship
In 1971, Maria Gomez Pereira noticed someone staring at her from the kitchen floor in a house in Belmez de La Moraleda, Spain. A face appeared etched in the concrete. María scrubbed the image but it wouldn’t fade. Frightened, her husband and son destroyed the floor before relaying it. The face reappeared along with several…
The writing process teaches me to love myself. I layer failures on top of one another to identify success. On Writing Well helps me define those elements by clearing out the clutter. Which books help you write? Look forward to my first blog post this Friday!