Beauty is deeply individual, unique and powerful. In this interview series we ask some fascinating personalities to share their intimate stories. We discover their approach and definitions of beauty – as well as their path to self-confidence. Capturing their perspective with imagery shot through their own lens, we view their unique relationship with beauty, and one that highlights their own personal journey.
Tell us a bit about your journey?
”I SPENT THE NEXT 2 YEARS HIDING MY "NEW IDENTITY" AND ONLY TELLING CLOSE FRIENDS.........
What does World Pride mean to you?
What was it like coming out?
Coming out was tricky for me. I told my mum and step dad when I was 16 and my mum told me to hide it. At the time I thought she was ashamed of me and didn’t want to be the talk of the town, but it was more for my own protection. I spent the next 2 years hiding my “new identity” and only telling close friends. I was bullied for doing different sports and hobbies. I was ridiculed for dancing and swimming and I was already targeted as being gay from a young age. Coming out at the age of 16 to everyone would have been putting a target on my back for bullying and physical abuse.
What is your self-care routine?
As a performer I use a lot of makeup that is harmful to the skin so it’s extremely important to be using medical grade products. I use a Skin Genius cleanser every night. I also have the DNA repair serum and bio surge moisturiser every night. My best friend for skin care is definitely an SPF!