It’s October so we’re getting sPoOky~! This month we asked our models about what scares them; spiders, snakes, choosing a career, parallel parking, we’re here for it all and we hope you are too! Let's spill our guts!
Love: “Regarding success, I fear being unable to reach my full potential and to help my friends and family during hard times. I fear failure sometimes. As far as my identity, I used to fear not being accepted by family, but through growth idgaf anymore. Definitely learned living for yourself is the key to happiness.”
Alex: “In all honesty I’m most afraid of the beings controlling this simulation pulling me out of this shit before my life really starts to get fun lol.”
Sean: "I am afraid of making other people uncomfortable around me. I'm afraid of disappointing my friends and family - afraid of being embarrassed."
LOVE: "Yes, ways to/I overcome personal fear -
1. Take the bull by its horns
2. Ride that thang; doing it even when I’m scared af, oddly enough I do better when my nerves are a wreck."
Sean: “I try to stop worrying about who I may or may not be disappointing and try to focus on who is proud of me, who loves me, and who encourages me to be me.”
Alex: "I’ve been trying to up my meditation game so I stay grounded and not always peering through the cloak of reality but i’ve honestly been slipping up."
Alex: “Yooo, you’re not alone first off. Reality is fucked up and who knows what's really going on, all I know is that we have each other and the love we can show each other.”
Love:" “Honestly you are your own remedy. If you are afraid of not being accepted, accept urself!!! Don’t take other opinions past face value. It doesn’t matter, live for you! If you are afraid of failure, use that as motivation. Let that be used as energy to wake you up in the morning. Let that trigger your hunger!”
ARTIST/WRITER INFO (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE)
1/2. Bailey Roper, (they/them/theirs) ig: @i_look_great_in_wigs
About their pieces: “First is a bit of a celebration of spook and the second deals with dysphoria feels and fears of being seen for what I am not.”
3. Corey Qureshi, (he/him) ig: @q_boxo
4. Olivia Polite (she/her) ig: @evilgrlz
About her piece: “I wanted to portray my personal fear, which is the fear of finally becoming an adult and being on my own. It's something I'm afraid about as I get older and finish school, especially as a lesbian, wondering who will still support me when they find out that I don't fit their standards. It's always hard to answer the question that is where I'm going to be in a few years since I can only dream about it and not really think. In this picture you can see the character reading an info magazine on how to be an adult while walking down an empty city alone.”
5. Sabriaya Shipley, (she/her)
Originally from Baltimore, MD, Sabriaya is a Black Queer Femme who cultivates stories for and about her community. Sabriaya recently made her playwright debut, directing and producing her original choreopoem Dancing Again in Love representing generational Queer Black love. A local Philly actor, poet, playwright, and teaching artist, Sabriaya’s work highlight the Black Woman experience and targets themes such as Womanism, the African Diaspora, and Black Queer Representation.
6. Ez Ghizzone, (they/them), ig: @devilthingcrybaby
“Ez, philly poet, dragon handler, scared”
Alex (Andi): @rosequartzfart, @alexshmead