Lauren, Ayahuasca, and the Peruvian Dietas

Written by Dijon July 25, 2019

“I just got back from Hawaii. I’ve been working with master plants taking people through dietas. These traditional Peruvian dietas open up different faculties of understanding both in the physical body and the etheric realm.” “How do you know which plants to serve to people?” “A lot of plants talk to me, but there’s also a huge history… Read More

Dominic Vasquez

Written by Dijon July 25, 2019

“My father has been my biggest inspiration. He raised me and has always been a solid rock. He’s supported everything that I’ve done. When I first started getting into tattooing he never doubted my ability, he never tried to talk me out of it, he even bought me my first tattoo machines to help me get to the point where I wasn’t doing… Read More

Electric Fairy Gina

Written by Dijon July 25, 2019

“I like to wear lights, blow bubbles, and spread glitter. I’m working on biodegradable glitter and…I became a cosmetologist today!”⁠ “My playa name is Electric Fairy, even though I haven’t been to the playa. I became Electric Fairy with my friend in San Francisco in North Beach. We met on a roof and synced up our headphones so we could dance… Read More

Jester and Fjord

Written by Dijon July 24, 2019

“We’re Jester and Fjord. It’s inspired by a bunch of nerdy voice actors who play D & D on twitch. I got really into D & D after watching Stranger Things.” “There’s an energy in the community that’s super fun and you just get a lot of love.”     “Word. If you actually had a super power what would it be?”… Read More

Miguel aka Cupid

Written by Dijon July 23, 2019

“Around this neighborhood I’m known as cupid. I dress up in different costumes and deliver gifts for people in a diaper and wings. I have a custom made diaper. It still sags in the back and that’s what I don’t want. I want it to look more puffy and full, instead of just looking like I have a load back there.” “I… Read More

Enrique Gets Married

Written by Dijon July 20, 2019

“We met on Facebook. I added her, we’re both burger freaks so we went out on a date- “- and then we got married!” “It wasn’t easy. We lived apart in different cities for 3 years but I kept visiting her.” “Overcoming the distance and obstacles made us stronger. Whatsapp and FaceTime kept our… Read More

Bryst

Written by Dijon June 29, 2019

“What are you passionate about?” “Pop culture. It’s fascinating. Most of it’s bullshit. But it’s a narrative that we can be anything we want to be, whether it’s a clown one day, that was my inspiration today. I’m Harley Quinn today. So pop culture, mostly from the 1970’s. I love clothes. I love sewing. My favorite artists keep my going. I’m obsessed. I’m… Read More

Trippy Hippy

Written by Dijon June 27, 2019

“What’s something you’re passionate about?” “Bringing peace through music, art, and entertainment. That’s what I was brought here to do. I’m an artist of many kinds. I’m about to start my own clothing line. I’m starting my own style. It’s called Trip-Punk. It’s a combination of steampunk, fur, light, color, sound, and a bunch of other stuff. I also DJ. I throw… Read More

Freddie

Written by Dijon June 27, 2019

“When do you feel most confident?” “When I’m cooking.” “What do you like to cook?” “Everything. It’s meditative for me.” “What about you, when do you feel most confident?” “Hmm, I guess I’m trying to differentiate between confident and secure. I feel most confident when I’m listening to music I’ve created. I feel most secure right after I’ve meditated.” “Ah yes,… Read More

Matt Payne

Written by Dijon June 27, 2019

“Before my first daughter was born I was experiencing a lot of anxiety. I was partying a lot and the lifestyle I was living definitely wasn’t suited to being a father. It was good though because it made me question a lot of the things I was doing unconsciously and decide if I wanted to keep doing them. I knew I wanted to… Read More

Nazan Riahei

Written by Dijon June 25, 2019

“The season has just changed, what’s something your heart is calling for this new season?” “Recognition of my own strength as a co-creator in this life and in my ability to design it. So…empowerment of self.” “Is there one thing you wanna do to kick start that energy?” “Yeah…maybe start journaling to get some of those ideas out. Have accountability with others so… Read More

Spencer

Written by Dijon June 25, 2019

“Who in your life has been your biggest source of inspiration?” “I have to say my moms. I have 2 moms. They made me who I am.” “What did they impart on you?” “Just always being yourself. They were 2 white women who adopted me right when I was born. My biological mom was 17 and wasn’t ready, so if I would’ve grown… Read More

Derek and Ferrin

Written by Dijon June 22, 2019

“It’s Burger Week! One of my favorite burgers in the city is at the Friendly. It’s a pizza place, and they have the dirty flat-top cheeseburgers. It’s phenomenal. They have 2 patties, cheese, smashed together, greasy goodness.” “Love it! So now I know your favorite burger, what’s one of your favorite things about her?” “Her courage. She’s willing to dress up with me like this!… Read More

Garry Bowden Sr.

Written by Dijon November 19, 2018

“Well Pops, that was a pretty amazing trip. Seemed like you enjoyed your first time in California.” “Definitely, it was pretty surreal. Your life out here is really special. I know I’ve got to go back home, but I don’t want to go.” “What were some of your favorite moments?” “Just the in general, the openness of our communication was unbelievable. I just… Read More

Michelle and Steph

Written by Dijon November 13, 2018

“Y’all look like you’re having fun. How long have you been friends?” Right – “We’re not. We’re sisters!” “What was it like when you were growing up?” Right – “Do you want me to tell the truth?” Left – “Like a magical rainbows and unicorns story?” “I like authenticity.”… Read More

Carolyn Prizm

Written by Dijon November 9, 2018

“I host a show called Night Light Radio on Bff.fm. I try to have each episode come from a place of love and connection and to remind people that music is a sound rainbow and we are all prisms. My dream for the next year of my life is to share more music through my radio show. My first episode… Read More

Arin Lopez

Written by Dijon November 1, 2018

“Finish this sentence. ‘I’m happiest when’…” “I’m with my family.” “What’s your biggest dream?” “To be financially wealthy. Where I don’t have to trade time for money. For example, say I lose this job. I’m not gonna have an income coming in, you get me? So I want to be financially free where I don’t have to work but still have residual… Read More

Mia Banducci (Magik)

Written by Dijon November 1, 2018

“I love the fairy godmother bc it gives a tangible, visual, and visceral experience of what it means for happily ever after to be possible…for your dreams and wishes to come true. In stories when we’re little girls or boys, and it’s okay to believe in magic, there’s this concept of there being an energy or person… Read More

Sydney Campos

Written by Dijon October 5, 2018

“I started drinking when I was 14. I did that for about 10 years. I would definitely identify myself as an addict during that time. I grew up in San Francisco in the middle of the city in the Lower Haight, had super beautiful hippy parents, and yet I was never home. As soon as I… Read More

Izabella Miko

Written by Dijon August 1, 2018

“What’s your greatest passion?” “Spreading joy and happiness. Teaching people how to find happiness within themselves without relying on the outside circumstances, because that’s true happiness. I know it’s possible. I’ve been experimenting with different techniques, meditations, and ways of living and I want to share that with the world. It’s almost like, I don’t want anyone else to go through years of trying… Read More

Matt Ayriss and Marly Benedicto

Written by Dijon July 19, 2018

“What did it feel like the first time you knew you loved her?” “I watched her through FaceTime video. I was showing her the sunset in New York. And she closed her eyes and she breathed…and I felt the air from her breath inflate my lungs. It felt like oxygen into every pore of my… Read More

Sher Arjan Singh

Written by Dijon July 16, 2018

“Yo! What’s up homey?” “Oh my God! This is crazy! Do you live here now?” “Yeah, I live here in LA now. This is the third time running into each other in the last few years. First in SF on Haight st., then in Costa Rica, and now here in Venice.” “Oh man…this is just affirmation that I’m on the right path. I just… Read More

Nicole Olney

Written by Dijon July 15, 2018

“What’s one thing you love about yourself?” “I love my style, I love the way I dress. I feel like it accurately represents who I am.” “What are you most excited about right now?” “I’m getting to a point where I’m not as afraid to travel. I’m really looking forward to seeing the… Read More

Johnnie Elyse and Kameron Waters

Written by Dijon July 13, 2018

“I was living in Beverly Hills and I hated my life. I was ready to give up on LA. He was my best friend at the time so I decided to stay with him in the van. I had no plans of dating him, I had a line down the middle of the van and I was like ‘Don’t come… Read More