4 days, 3 beaches, 2 birthdays, 1 beautiful life, endless gratitude.
Life’s so sweet with you I kinda feel like a 🌈 follows us wherever we go . 📸: @kimmancusophotography
“Every day is a great day with Nicolette.” Yes, yes it is! I’m so glad I got to tell 14.7 million people that via the @michaelkors insta for his #Pride campaign! . #Repost @michaelkors ・・・ “Every day is a great day with Nicolette,” says @EmmettJoon, a member of the trans community and the Manager of Communications at God’s Love We Deliver. The real-life couple met on the Internet—“like most modern couples.” They love to sing karaoke and have even written and performed their own musical. For Nicolette (@lette_me_try) and Emmett, “Pride is an unapologetic proclamation and celebration of who we are and who we love. It is a celebration of the beauty of all of us—everyone under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. It is a way to honor the hard-won victories resulting from the Stonewall Riot, the Mattachine Sip-In, and everyone who made it possible for us to brazenly show our love and bravely continue the fight.” #LoveIsLove #WorldPride 📸: @JonasBardin Join the cause: For every #Pride T-shirt sold in the U.S., #MichaelKors will donate 100% of profits to @GodsLoveNYC, a longstanding pillar of the LGBTQ+ community.
Really excited to be featured in a #Pride campaign with @them and @michaelkors! Thank you @jonasbardin for the gorgeous photos and to Nicolette for breaking my eyes with her beauty and my brain with her fierce femme power. . And thank you @toddharrismakeup for the tutorial on that beard makeup!
Hooray! I had a B L A S T on #KeepCalmAndCookOn with Julia @turshen! Got to talk about my fave things! Check it out below 👇🏻and listen to it at the link in my bio!🎙 Also shoutout to @thirdrootnyc @queersoupnight @thomaspagemcbee @autostraddle and my mom’s lasagna! #Repost @turshen ・・・ This week’s episode is so so so special. It’s with @emmettjoon, the Manager of Communications at @godslovenyc, and Craig Palmer, one of their longtime clients. It’s about the incredible services GLWD provides and it’s also about queer + trans identity + acceptance and about educating your workplace. It’s about what meals can mean- to make, to receive. It’s so special and I hope you enjoy it. The link is in my bio + available wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thanks also to @AlexRCummings, @mere_bear333 + @purple_turnips for their listener questions and to @oxo for supporting the show. Look for GLWD at the Pride March on Sunday the 30th (#FeedYourPride). And check out GLWD’s 20th summer party of the year, the Rockaway Soiree! (glwd.org/rockawaysoiree). Okay that’s all! #NoTankTopsInTheKitchen #keepcalmandcookon
I still just love chillin’ on the couch with you. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
This is the story about how Nicolette surprise proposed to me and blew my mind!!!! . Our first night in Savannah, we had reservations at The Grey. We were super stoked and made reservations weeks before and it just felt like the best way to kick off our must-needed vacation. . So we are loving every bite and the drinks are so delish and we are feelin’ and looking fine (see photo 3 for Nicolette’s gorgeousness!!) and everything is great. We ordered dessert (obviously chocolate torte, people!) and I hopped downstairs to the bathroom. . As I sat back down, our server was *right there* with dessert and also set down two glasses of champagne. And he said congratulations. I was like ?? And at the same time, another server came from the other side and set down a plate with a booklet of cards. She also said congratulations. I was like ?? . . So then I take a look at this booklet and it is filled with cards and postcards that are basically love letters from my family (my mom and dad! My twin! @lisastowaway sent me a poem all the way from England!) and friends. Each card had a personal message of love for me and my partnership with Nicolette and their hopes/dreams for our future. I just completely lost it. I started crying immediately (and you know I don’t cry anymore because T!). Every time I opened a new card I just cried again and was a proper hot mess. Also, you should know that this booklet was sewn together? Just perfect. . Then, I got to Nicolette’s card at the end. Im not even sure if I was breathing at this point, and my brain had left my body. I couldn’t think or anything! I was just like what is happening!! And Nicolette’s card was of course the most loving message I have *ever* received and as I closed the card and looked up, Nicolette got out from her chair, got down on one knee, pulled a box from behind her, opened it up and !! There was a ring. She said something (I can’t remember what because remember my brain left) and then asked me to marry her and of course I said yes and I cried and we laughed and hugged and kissed and smiled and it was just perfect. I love you, Nicolette. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Every day I wake up excited to be with you.
🌈 We! Love! Pride Month! 🌈
Came back from Savannah to do a photo shoot all about 🌈❤️ with this beautiful love @lette_me_try
Forgot it was the 4-year anniversary of top surgery so here’s to living a life I didn’t know I could have ❤️ . . . . . #ftm #transguy #transmenofinstagram #trans #ftmtransition #ftmtopsurgery #ftmpride
❤️ Chuck ❤️
Went out on Saturday night for a special drink together but ❤️ everything is special with you ❤️
I love @jalopychorus! Being in the @jalopychorus reminds me that I’m still a musician, that I still have a life and something that is just for me, and it always reminds me how much I love to sing with other people. ❤️❤️❤️ Singing after testosterone has been more difficult that I could have imagined. Singing was *always* so easy for me. Now it’s not. I hear things in one octave and now have to sing in a different one and most rehearsals I’m thinking in alto, singing in tenor, flitting to bass and hearing soprano all at once. It’s been like learning a new language. Singing is so much less intuitive for me now. I have had to learn something I previously *just knew.* It is exhausting, it is humbling, it can make me feel so deeply sad, and yet to get to figure all this stuff out with my beloved @jalopychorus thanks to the direction, kindness, and encouragement of our @ivasalina has made this part of my trans journey a lot easier.
Okay wow! So honored to have been a panelist on the #NPCC’s Best Nonprofit Conference Communications panel!! I learned so much and can’t believe I got to be a part of it ❤️
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Living my best life with the first graders in Justine’s class at Friends Seminary! Today more people liked the word find than everything else (and everyone got a high five when they found the word “deliver”) and turns out all kids love grapes! ( @kribbecke @bribbnyc — I loved seeing Molly!!)
Um okay I am crying bc yesterday I taught a lesson to six-year-olds using the “What’s on my plate today?” placemat I created for God’s Love! We drew fruits and veggies, wrote out words like banana and broccoli and circled the vowels, did a word find with words like “deliver” and “give” and “yum” and colored to our heart’s content. It was the best and ilu Friends Seminary!!! Cc: @kribbecke @bribbnyc
Haven’t moved from this posish all weekend
Liked my outfit today, so blessed 🙏 to get this photo in the elevator 🥳 . Also, today is the best day of the year because at @godslovenyc we delivered 6,500 Thanksgiving meals to NYers living with illness. Each client was offered a guest meal so that no one has to spend the holiday alone. 1,300 people came out to volunteer in the kitchen and deliver meals and now I’m basically crying at my desk reading messages from clients who loved their meals and loved getting deliveries from our volunteers. . . I’ve never worked as hard as I have in the last two weeks and it all is — it always is — worth it, to know the impact we are having on our community and the care we provide our clients. 📸: @rdemano
Throwback to the last time I wore a dress which was at a Dyke Dinner in 2009! Still have that eyebrow ring tho and I think I’ll always feel pretty in pink #ftm #transman #ftmtransition #thisiswhattranslookslike #transguy #transisbeautiful #dadbod #vitamint #transandhappy #transadult #transformationtuesday
I was happy to be reunited w Dash but she was not so thrilled about her cone :/
Feeling very good about all our life choices rn #amandaandemmettjoon #frienddateinanagreeablestate
About to hit my 3-year testosterone-anniversary! Never did I ever think it’d feel so good to be me. . . . . . #ftm #transman #transmanofinstagram #transcub #topsurgery #transbear #vitamint #transguy #transandmostlyshirtless
Lol ma, I grew a beard!