The Big Hundred

I was asked by to create a piece of art that would encourage positive, practical activism during the first hundred days of the current administration. I decided to create a piece of art that would encourage people to support GLSEN, which is an organization that helps improve a K-12 education system that too frequently allows its LGBTQ students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. I stand in solidarity and love with those who have faced hardships for who they are and encourage you to as well. For me, this piece is about using love in an active- instead of passive- way. Love can be a tool, love can be a weapon. Love can cure despair, discrimination and defeat. Hope and tolerance may lose the battle from time to time but with enough love, they will win the war. Visit to see how you can help and visit for more inspiration!


My teenage years were spent making unrealistic declarations and vows about a future that I always intended to keep. Love I swore would last forever, ambition I swore would carry me to unimaginable heights. Grudges and vows of articulate revenge in every award acceptance speech I would one day expectorate. But we grow and and our hearts expand and transform. Circumstance alters even our most vehement pledge. I miss the passionate naïveté it takes to assume that an emotion you have is the way you'll feel over decades and decades but I see it now more clearly as the folly of youth. It's vital to adapt and grow wiser over time but it's also an important part of childhood to throw your arms around forever and think you really understand exactly what it is.