My work for VANS “Together as ourselves” is about celebrating beauty and diversity. It is about being proud of who we are and proud of whom we love. It’s about being liberated, but it’s also about being a voice for those who have been silenced.

I’ve always loved drawing. I think it’s a very good way to get to know yourself as well as others. By creating and looking at art, I think we can learn to become each other and therefore we can learn to become and be ourselves.

Art doesn’t always need to contain some kind of deeper meaning or message. I think the mere act of creating something — you find beautiful or intriguing — is a powerful message in and of itself. To the queer community: I see you, I hear you, I love you… and love trumps hate, forever.