Meet some of the real people who inspire our work
Alic is a married gay transgender man. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar and a former Fulbright Scholar to Thailand. He is a pediatric oncology/hematology nurse currently working on his doctorate. He and his husband have been featured in the NY TIMES and are both active community representatives.
Kelley is a cisgender straight woman who is a health and fitness advisor and trainer, a nutritionist and a public health advocate. She actively mentors her clients and friends on a holistic approach to wellness. She has her own YouTube channel and is a recognized public figure in her field.
Devin is a cisgender gay man. By day he is your friendly neighborhood hipster barista, but by night he is a regionally renowned boylesque performer – the official term for male burlesque dancers. He has performed and successfully competed in shows across the country, including boylesque hotbeds like Las Vegas and New York. Devin has a reserved persona but comes alive in front of a camera or onstage. Devin grew up in a small town in a typically religious southern family. He struggled at times with being accepted in the family, but now has a wonderful relationship with his mother – she designs and makes many of his costumes. Devin is an animal lover and shares his home with both a roommate and many animals, including a dog and several snakes. He also likes to cook and is a movie buff.
Nikki is a cisgender lesbian who wears many hats. She works for a local fitness facility, but is also a motivational speaker, performance artist, producer, model, student and creator of the online show The Androgynous Model. Nikki describes herself as a mogul – a powerful person in media. She is breaking new creative ground with the Androgynous Model and seeks to convince people that “you are born to be you.” She is a former scholarship college basketball student athlete, graduated from college with a BS in marketing and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in sports psychology. In addition to her many other responsibilities, she actively helps to care for her mother with health challenges in another state. She grew up with a regionally famous athlete father and in a traditional southern family.
Pam is a cisgender lesbian who began her professional career at only 18 years old in the armed services. Upon leaving the military, she began working in the protective services industry. Her “regular” job is in a corporate security environment, but her second job is in entertainment. Working in protective services in the entertainment fields yields both additional income as well as a creative outlet to feed her love of all things cultural – including music and dance – no matter the genre. Pam is an excellent cook and loves to travel. She is also a bit of a fashionista and enjoys shopping for, buying and modeling fashion forward clothing. She is close to her aging parents, frequently visiting them in another state. Perhaps most of all, Pam is recognized by her peers, co-workers and clients as an intelligent, articulate gentle soul respected and loved by all.