“As a mixed-race, queer individual, I teeter on the outskirts of many cultures, looking on, observing patterns. Largely, tradition informs identity, and perspective is thoroughly rooted in social context. Rarely do we reconsider these confines, much less define our own. My interest centers around appreciating diversity and enriching societal narrative through artistic ritual. Decoration, particularly of the human body, holds powerful emotional and cultural significance, deepening our experience. As we move toward a global society, there is great opportunity to celebrate each other through new, shared culture.”

Travis Chantar is an artist specializing in photography, as well as a practiced painter, art director, stylist, and HMUA.

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K. Evan Coles is a mother and tech pirate by day and a writer by night. She is a dreamer who, with a little hard work and a lot of good coffee, coaxes words out of her head and onto paper. K. lives in the northeast United States, where she complains bitterly about the winters, but truly loves the region and its diverse, tenacious and deceptively compassionate people. You’ll usually find K. nerding out over books, movies and television with friends and family. She’s especially proud to be raising her son as part of a new generation of unabashed geeks. K.’s books explore LGBTQ+ romance in contemporary settings.

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