Pride Month was created to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, and has evolved to be a time of celebration, visibility, and support for many people and issues surrounding LGBTQ+ rights. While this should be, and is, a time for love and happiness, it's also a harsh reality that we have far to go, and much to fight for.
What has your experience been in the tattoo community as a qpoc?
Why is qpoc visibility and transparency important in general, and in the tattoo community?
What was the catalyst that made you start a page dedicated to qpoc tattooers?
What has the reception been like for your Insta page qpoc.ttt? How has it enhanced or uplifted your own practice or experience?
How did you learn to embrace your body, voice and experience in this world? What advice do you have for others trying to do the same?
Do you think gender/race relations are improving? How do you think others can become more aware or involved in making things more progressive?