Take A Look: A Visual

“Black boys be soft and hard in all the right places…”

Artwork by: DeAndra Edwards/ ig: @heybirde


Model: Norman J. Dotson Jr./Ten20 Magazine

“I was super nervous for this shoot because I’m always behind the camera…it was refreshing being the subject this time.”

Norman J. Dotson Jr.

Often times I float between being tough and soft but I think the balance is necessary…especially considering my sexuality. It’s duality at its best being bisexual when the world tells you to choose one…If I had it my way I’d choose none but that’s just not how it turned out.

Talking about it is not easy as most people don’t get it and its not a very big talking point in the world I grew up in…I’d much rather not have to discuss it and have people see me for me first…yes it’s a part of who I am but it’s not all of who I am. There is a balance in all things and for me this is it. It’s nerve-racking to speak on it because like I said in my world not too many people care for it…nor really understand it. A lot of times people see it as a choice but that’s the furthest thing from the truth…like I said if I could choose I would choose nothing, it’s easier, simpler to be to myself but that’s just not my reality and that’s okay…it just adds to the magic and wonder that is me.

“Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

Prince Rogers Nelson

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