i think i forgot to tell you guys that i photographed @kiefersutherland back in june. this photo is dedicated to kiefer sutherland fan, my mom
happy indigenous peoples’ day! friendly reminder that us non-indigenous folks are all living on stolen land + that colonialism’s negative repercussions still affect native people in a very significant way on a daily basis. fellow new yorkers, we live on Lenape land - manhattan is named for the Lenape word “manhatta,” meaning hilly island. there’s a lot of work left to do. if dismantling colonialism feels like a big task, start by supporting indigenous artists! here are some folks who create great art AND dedicate their time + energy to much-needed social + political change:
@rayezaragoza (music), @nahkobear x @nahko_and_mftp (music), @xiuhtezcatl (music), @urbannativeera x @unexmusic x @joeyymontoya (apparel), @dakota_romero x @areitoarts (dance), @josue_foto (photography),
who am i missing? sound off in the comments!
@erichutchinson put on a killer show at @thecuttingroom.nyc (presented by @citywinerynyc) friday night! some of the EHutch Club also pictured 😊 i will never get tired of shooting eric’s shows or spending time with the community he has built around his music - always a true joy. and! this was my first “official” solo acoustic EH show, would ya believe it
today is #WorldMentalHealthDay + i wasn’t sure what to say today but i think it’s worth talking about stigma for a minute:
stigma is dangerous. it creates silence, and in silence, secrets + shame find a home and a place to grow. we lose people to these things, secrets + silence + shame.
at 17 i was almost one of them. i waited way too long to ask for help because i was afraid + ashamed of what it meant to have a mental illness. it years to feel confident saying “i am a person with bipolar type ii and anxiety.” i am, and that’s part of me, but it’s not all of me.
if you’re struggling, don’t be afraid to reach out. it’s okay not to be okay, it’s okay + courageous to ask for help. it’s ok to need therapy or medication or lifestyle changes. there’s no shame in that.
if you’re struggling, please stay. stay to keep writing your story. stay to be surprised by the wonder + joy still to come.
there is no such thing as an unimportant person or an unimportant life. you matter. your life matters. you are irreplaceable.
stoop kid has left the stoop - the inimitable @rayezaragoza is on tour with @risingappalachia right now. they’re heading all around the country + shows are selling out quick so grab your tickets asap!
tour. starts. monday. @skoutoutloud x @erichutchinson!
got to watch @ercook and @dc_barley tie the knot on saturday, which was wicked awesome, and also saw a lot of ships. turns out they are prime pun material which i was very excited aboat 📷 @iamparthena
happy #nationalcoffeeday! here is a throwback to some tour/diner coffee, in montana, i think. shout out to coffee for being the best + also to everyone who accounts for my need for coffee before most activities i 🖤 you all
catch your @skoutoutloud bbs opening for @erichutchinson on the #uncorkedtour in just a couple weeks! skout are rocking their signature acoustic duo setup, and there may be a banjo involved 👀 you don’t wanna miss this run!
10/7 - Chicago, IL - @CityWineryChi
10/9 - Pittsburgh, PA - @rex_theater
10/10 - Washington, DC - @CityWineryDC
10/11 - New York, NY - @CityWineryNYC presents at @CuttingRoomNYC
10/14 - Boston, MA - @CityWineryBOS