Before I was creating digital content, I was doing live comedy shows, writing endlessly to see what worked, and pitching websites like Reductress. All of it was an exercise in seeing what did and did not perform well. I learned what hit and what didn’t. On top of the comedy, though, I’ve always been invested in reading the news. So, when it comes to writing a script that deals with what’s going on in the world, I don’t have to do a ton of research because I’m already well versed in the content.
I always make sure that I am very real on my personal platforms. I do some branded and freelance work, but I make sure that those partnerships are into what I’m doing. It's worked out well so far, and it's helped get me into good spots. At the end of the day, I'm advocating for human rights, dignity, and respect, and that shouldn't be scary to anybody. What I have to say seems to be resonating more than ever has, so I'm just gonna keep doing me.
What I love about Twitter is the speed and efficiency at which you can create content and then how quickly it spreads. You don't even see it spreading because people text it to their friends, they email to people, and they share it with whoever they're hanging out with. Then you hear about that through DMs and anecdotes that people share. So much of my content is shared in different languages, and I use Google Translate to understand what people are saying about it. The international aspect is so exciting to me.
I've also made strong, genuine friendships with artists, journalists, and activists whom I deeply respected before we met. I've met so many friends on Twitter. The people who I connect with tend to have similar strong interests in identity and queerness particularly. When people ask, “How do you meet people?” I always mention Twitter. It’s just a good place to meet folks because people are speaking their mind in a way they can't in real life. I'm especially close to two people, in particular, who have been so supportive, Jordan Uhl, an activist, and Robin Tran, an incredible comedian.