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“Covid has, honestly, changed my outlook on life; I feel like I’ve always been a person who’s never really taken things for granted, but now, I have a new appreciation for the concept of family, and also, my business. When the pandemic began, I was actually pregnant, with my second child—which was very bad timing—but, […]

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“There’s this really old theater called Shafer Street Playhouse…it’s definitely haunted. I am part of the production crew; it was my job to close up. Everyone had left and it was me just locking up the building, and when I got to the backstage area, I just felt the temperature drop, like, 10 degrees. So, […]

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“I am here [at Drag Queen Brunch] to celebrate diversity and to support my best friend [Natasha Carrington], who is hosting the show…I’m most excited about people coming out of their shell and having a good time… and just being together to have this sense of community… I think I love seeing so many different […]

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“We’ve been together for little over two [years], but we’ve known each other for a really long time. We met on Twitch, which is a video game website. We met on there and just became close friends…I’d say Shroud is one of my [favorite streamers]. I’ve been following him since, like, way back since the […]

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I would say accessibility [is the one thing I would change about the fashion industry]. Not to get super on my soapbox right now, but you kinda have to be, like, skinny to be paid attention to in fashion. Instagram has opened that up more for people, [who are] like plus size and different colors […]

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“I’m originally from California… Palm Springs. I got accepted to VCU Nurse Anesthesia program, and so I couldn’t turn down the opportunity. I got my masters and doctorate here, and then just decided to stay. I was a nurse for a long time, and just wanted some more autonomy and to be able to have […]

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“We’re trying to build something that’s a little bit more long-lasting and impactful. “Build a better world, ya know; better jobs, a healthier environment, a healthier society that makes more sense that works for everyone. And a little bit more concretely, to build a community of people who do things that are directly about the […]

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“You know, it’s very enjoyable working here [at Plan 9]. I worked here a long time ago, and then I recently came back [to work] part time. I think at a certain point in [my] young age, we had music in our household. My brother played piano, and I can remember when he would get […]

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“[Walton] We live down the street, and we come to the park every weekend, usually, to play, right? And to, uh, it’s nice to get outside, it’s nice to have the park, and it’s an easy thing to do. Ah, we live just a few blocks away, so, we uh, once we had kids that […]

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“I do feel like, especially now that we’re kind of few months in a lot of the same people, [we] kind of hang out and stuff. So um, you know, it can be harder to branch out and like, not everyone wants to once they feel safe in their group, but I think it is […]

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