Danny, New York, NY

I hit rock bottom at one point in my life. I dealt with a lot of depression and anxiety. I hated myself. I didn’t believe in anything or anyone. I didn’t trust myself or other people. I just had this hate and anger and one day had I had this revelation that I no longer wanted to miserable. The past year, I have spent my time trying to be attuned to my own thoughts and being really self- aware.

I came to New York from Florida to better myself as a person and do the things I really wanted to do. I applied to school and got in. Another reason, I came was because I am actively pursuing drag and I realize that and if you are gonna do it somewhere you gotta do it somewhere big. And this is a very big pond and I will be a little fish in a big pond.

I realize that I want to a lot in this world which is why I am doing my master’s in mental health counseling. I want to eventually work with LGBTQ youth. I want use my platform to reach a lot of people about mental health issues, political issues, spirituals issues. We are going through a very dark period of time and everyone is aware of it. I believe in making the world a better place and I am going to do that as a drag queen.

Danny, He/Him/His

New York, NY

interviewed and photographed by: louie a. ortiz-fonseca

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