AUTHOR. PHOTOGRAPHER. PROVOCATEUR.
My art is here to stir thoughts and emotion. Some of my work will make you smile or make you cry, turn you on, disgust you, enrage you, educate you... no matter what, I've done my part.
Born and raised in New York City, there's no denying there's something about the city and the characters I've encountered that fuels the imagination. I am the author of short story collections, The Darker Side of Lust and Exhaust Pipes. I've shared my work at the erotic showcases as performer and curator. My fiction also includes novel writing and screenplays.
I possess a B.S. in Sport Sciences and am an NATA certified Athletic Trainer with experience working with NCAA Division I athletes in a college setting, and with professional athletes to weekend warriors in Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy and as a Personal Fitness Trainer.
I have discussed sex, body image, feminism and the creative process on The Marvell Gable Show, VICE, TK in the AM, The Venus Revolution with THE American Hottentot, Conversations LIVE! with Cyrus Webb, Spotlite Radio and Love, Sex and Hip Hop and have been quoted in Maxim Magazine, the NY Post, Clutch Magazine and New York Spirit Magazine. I am one of 100 Black and Latino women featured in the Black is Beautiful Documentary. I am also the creator of the Don't Pet The Fro™ t-shirt. Visit my Press page for links to various profiles and interviews.
As a photographer, I hold up the mirror to my clients, helping them see themselves beautiful with my editorial portraiture - capturing the beautiful nuances and emotions of everyday life.
My photography has been featured on various websites. My first solo photo exhibit, Man. Toy., was held at the Body Archive Gallery in New York. My photography was also presented in the Rising Waters 2.0. exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, The Story of the Creative International Exhibit, the See Me Takeover in Times Square and at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France. The Living Gallery in Bushwick was home to the Bare Men Pop-Up Exhibit.
Bare Men, my first photography book features the first 17 men from my ongoing nude male photo series. Limited Edition published October 2016.
I also promote positive body image through my nude art modeling and photography. I believe women should take control of their portrayal as it relates to womanhood, fitness, sex, sexuality, sensuality and simply loving the skin they're in.
I use the same voyeuristic style in my event coverage providing a "behind-the-scenes" look with an emphasis on conveying the energy of the event.
Contact me for writing projects, copy writing and editing and photography commissions.
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Author, Photographer, NY excursionist | Self-published, self-curated, DIY artist | All art, products & services are funded by me... and hopefully donations from you.