“I’m a Mikey Lesbian”
Growing up in the projects as a minority, I experienced a ton of racism and physical violence, and witnessed a lot of drug dealing, gang violence and drive bys . That has to be the number one reason why I wanted to be a part of the show, to share my experience and message; that you don’t need to be a product of your environment and no matter who you are, that you have a choice to make the life you want. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to do what I do today, producing LA Fashion Week and other fashion related events globally.
In this episode, I’m asked what type of lesbian I am…”I’m a Mikey Lesbian, and there should be many more of you out there!” I love my response because it clearly shows I don’t identify myself through my sexuality…I am and always will be, just Mikey. My sexuality is a very small part of what makes me, me.
Moving on to the rest of the episode, I am immersed in the throws of fashion week, scouting locations with Terri from Sunset Gower Studios… another amazing, hard-working woman I respect and admire. From day one, she never judged me, she welcomed me with open arms to the studio and for almost two years we have had an amazing working relationship. We lose our stage for fashion week and have to come up with a plan “b”, and she is always right there to help. Go team spirit!
On to my my clients photo shoot! I love working with Jeff Wayne my photographer! He is one of the only photographers I have ever worked with who doesn’t operate through his ego… We have so much fun and truly get each other! Renee Puente is also another person I have worked with for years, what an amazing model! When you have a great team with a ton of experience it makes shooting fun! Having Raquel there was awesome too! It’s been really difficult trying to balance our careers and relationship, but we do the best we can.
I hope you enjoyed the episode! Please stay tuned for more LA Fashion Week excitement!