"I see earth in our skin and especially when I paint people. I imagine the sun piercing through these women I depict. I paint their love and bravery because their resilience cannot be contained. I want to celebrate all of it."
"You know, I used to think that self care was more about kind of numbing out, and now I'm realizing that my advocacy is self care, using my voice to stand up for trans and non binary people, using my voice to stand up for black people, using my voice to stand up for the HIV social safety net or lack thereof. I mean, using my voice to talk about all of those things, whether it's on my platform, in my private life — that is self-care."