What is your relationship with the arts?
Arts have always been a passion for me; from classic to modern, all art amazes me. Living in a country where historical monuments, architecture and artifacts surrounded me, has definitely influenced my knowledge about the topic.
How has having a creative outlet helped you with your queer journey?
Having a creative outlet has surely opened my mind to many things that I wasn't aware of. However, because of the stereotypes about heterosexuality often illustrated in art, I personally felt out of the ordinary. Thankfully, today artists are more inclusive and open-minded about diversity.
What advice do you have to any queer person who may be wanting to explore the arts but is still not sure?
Art is a form of expression that generated as humans started exploring the word. There is still discrimination towards queer people, in fact, most of the art present today that was created in the past may have had stereotypical meanings behind them, however, in modern society, artists have become more open minded. Moral of the story, keep your confidence up and know that there are always people who you will be able to relate to and confide in, and the creative community offers that. So don’t hesitate. Don’t let fear stop you because fear is temporary.