queer families

Impact Awards: Countdown to the red carpet!

3 days to go! 

Tonight I'm heading back into my closet to pick out my red-carpet outfit for The #ImpactAwardsLA. I'm flying down to LA this weekend to cover the red carpet with my friends Brandy & Sarah from The Next Family and The Seattle Lesbian! 

Together we'll be interviewing an incredible list of artists, activists, and community leaders, including comedienne Tig Notaro, Modern Family's Julie Bowen, Transparent's Alexandra Billings, Sarah Paulson and more! 

Honestly I'm more nervous about my outfit than the interviews--
do I go with a more casual look?? Hi-top sneakers & suspenders? A suit & tie? Bow ties? The options are endless.

All will be revealed when The Impact Awards, 2017 take place this Saturday, March 11th. 

You can keep up with Me, Brandy & Sarah on Instagram here:

www.instagram.com/prideandjoyproject (Me, Kersh!) 
www.instagram.com/thenextfamily (Brandy!)
www.instagram.com/theseattlelesbian (Sarah!) 
www.instagram.com/familyequality (Family Equality!) 

A BIG thanks to Family Equality Council for hosting & bringing us together for an exciting evening of activism, community, and connection. 

Hope to see you there! 

#ImpactAwards #FamilyEqualityCouncil #LATrip  
#ILoveMyJob #Community #Visibility #Pride #Joy #PrideandJoyProject #CountdowntoLA

New Year: New You

Happy New Year friends & families! 

It has been a bumpy start to the New Year -- (and that's putting it in very nice terms). 
We were there, we know what happened. We all felt the loss and shock of the election results. 
As the new administration launches into their second month it's clear that their lack of respect for basic human rights knows no bounds. I have been struggling on my own to find balance processing all of the news and offenses as they happen in real time - and been taking some time away from working on new family portraits. I think of this as an act of self preservation during a time of tremendous turmoil, uncertainty, and fear based propaganda. 

Out of the darkness though, a wellspring of resistance has emerged --- millions of us -- millions of parents, friends, families are rising up to say that this is not who we are as humans. This is not who we are as progressive, thoughtful, kind people. I am inspired and hopeful that our energy will continue. We must continue to resist, persist, and fight back! 

I'm going to elaborate more on where I've been for the past few months later on this weekend. 

For now, please know that you are NOT ALONE.
You are in the majority. The majority is strong, powerful, and oh so FIERCE

With love & gratitude -- stay tuned for another major announcement! 
xo Kersh