From curating my third anthology and performance series with/for fellow trans + non-binary domestic violence survivors, to co-writing a series, to developing my first children's book and feature-length film with Dial at Penguin-Random House, I create projects that transition and grow alongside me. My words and projects revolving around these themes have been featured Teen Vogue, Ms. Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Them, Bust Magazine, Huffington Post, FTM Magazine, Logo's New Now Next, Autostraddle, The Establishment, The Feminist Wire, etc.
For the past three years or so, I have been training one-on-one in monologue and scene study with a fierce and caring Warner Brothers guy. For the past two years I have also been working closely with a group of up-in-coming LGBTQ* performers. The Studio was recently featured on HBO for offering space for Laverne Cox, Sawyer DeVuyst, and other trans actors like myself to support each other in our skills, vulnerabilities, and will to continue story-telling. Last summer, I also hopped on as a model with Zandwagon and was interviewed by Glossy Magazine about working with the queer-inclusive agency. This summer, I signed with CreativeWell to continue public speaking at universities and conferences.
Out now is my face in Times Square for the first time with T-Mobile's "Parade" campaign and I just returned from the Germany premiere of Full, my short experimental documentary about dissociation, PTSD, and sexualized violence, at a conference for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Coming soon is pitching time for a television series, Them, that I am writing alongside Paul Moon, as well as a lecture series with Hampshire College on trans inclusion in the #metoo movement.
More fun facts: I spent ten days in the neurology ward at the Military Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, and guess what! They have gluten free options. I had a plant graveyard in my college freshman year dorm room. I got toilet paper stuck to my roller skate the at the fourth grade Halloween party, and three years later won the gold medal in my division at the USA Roller Sports National Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska. And I'm very good at the game "Two Truths and a Lie," so luckily you just got three Truths.
Here is another Truth: I think you could be fun and meaningful to collaborate with. Say hi.
"You are out of this world! Your patience, peace, and pixie-like energy has been so uplifting and refreshing. I am so grateful to have someone so motivated to ignite the healing in others in my life."
-Doriane Swaine, playwright and lead actress in Daymares and Nightdreams at the Manhattan Reparatory Theatre, my first on stage production when I moved to NYC four years ago.