Meet Erick Villegas-Nunez
WHAT DOES THIS COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
This community for me, means an opportunity for love and embracement. Embracing each others differences, each other's flaws and strengths. It's a community that does need lots of work, but it's the stepping stone to a better time.
WHY DID YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT?
I wanted to be involve in this project, because it's a clever way to give back to the queer and trans community by using real life people, the things that they do and ways those people can inspire the younger generations.
HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY?
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:
I graduated from Otis College of Art and Design with an emphasis on Illustration. I am now planning my second art collective show with a friend of mine to create a platform for queer and trans folx from various intersectional identities.
FUN FACT ABOUT YOU:
1. I enjoy making other people laugh. 2. I enjoy making art . 3. I enjoy giving back to my communities.
ANY ADVICE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE OR FOR YOUR YOUNGER SELF:
One thing I can definitely let other young queer and trans folx ,that I try to tell my self everyday and would of appreciated this advice, is always try to learn to love yourself and knock off any kind of doubt your mind creates. And if you can lend a hand to others in need, do it. If you're someone who's in need, seek the help. Being open to each other is what allows us to build a stronger, loving community.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PRIDE/QUEER MEMORY?
My favorite Pride memory is between two particular events; Last year being part of the Resistant March during Pride month in 2017 with my mother, and the time I went to Sacramento with the GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance) to advocate for laws in the Education system in Los Angeles.