Q: Your photography captures so much natural emotion, tell us a bit about your journey as a photographer.
Same as my creator journey, it kinda… just happened. I started taking pictures of my kiddos to document their growth and got really into the art of photography. Chasing the light and sunset makes me happy. I’m self-taught, and really passionate about photography so I keep practicing in hope of getting better and better. It’s almost a way of communicating for me.
Q: What was your favorite campaign that you have worked on with Social Native and why?
The Chuck E Cheese one because it made Jude so happy.
Q: What’s one thing you would like everyone to learn and become aware of during Autism Awareness month?
To parents of autistic children: You’re not alone. It’s okay to feel sad about your child’s diagnosis. It doesn’t mean anything about the love you have for them. You’re allowed to feel, don’t let anyone on social media (or real life) make you feel otherwise. Feel all the feels, and when you feel better, advocate for your kiddo, follow your heart!
To everyone else, remember that autistic people are not a monolith. We’re individuals. No one can speak for the entire community. Some light it up blue, others red. Some use functioning labels, others don’t. Some use the puzzle pieces, others the infinity loop. There isn’t a right or wrong way to advocate, as long as it’s done respectfully.