Ta’Lor (They/Them) is a young actor, model with We Speak Models, writer, and artist living in New York City. Creativity and community are core elements that help them stay grounded and connected.

Whether it’s acting, modeling or photography, Ta’Lor will utilize creativity as an outlet for self-expression and healing, “I have a love for art and I have a love for expression,” says Ta’Lor, “When I can find outlets to express myself that is like my healthiest coping mechanism.”

Ever aware of the politicization of human bodies, Ta’Lor notes that being non-binary helps them reclaim fluidity and neutrality from gender norms. Ta’Lor finds comfort and power when they surround themselves with other BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks. “Theres a sense of home when it comes to hanging around people that look like you or might have ate the same dinners that you were growing up eating.”

In their effort to actively create affirming and lively spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks, they are very self-aware of the privilege one can bring to the table. Being of a mixed, Black person of a fairer complexion, they know that their loved ones may bear the brunt of judgements they’ll never personally experience.

Ta’Lor’s experiences and identities have meshed to forge a life goal everyone can support: “basic ground level love for every human across the board”.

Breakthrough is a partner of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality. For more stories like these visit: Breakthrough

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