Tag Archives: California

Camp It Up 2010

23 Aug

I’m back! Well I have been back in Atlanta for a couple of weeks now but it took me many days to recover from the time difference and to come down off the natural high that is, CAMP IT UP!  CIU was the first family camp for gay and lesbian in California and has been going strong since 1990.  I have been a senior counselor at CIU since 2006 and I have loved every minute of my time there. A one of a kind camp, CIU brings together LGBTQ families from all over the world and gives them 7 days of bliss in the redwoods of Quincy, Ca. As a lesbian CIU gives me a place to see happy and healthy LGBTQ families and to inspire their children to know that their families are more all American than apple pie and baseball.

This year was especially fun because I missed camp last year because I had just moved to Atlanta. I have so many great stories and pictures that I will post soon but I have included a video that was made by one of this years CIU art specialist, Callum. A tribute to the staff of CIU! Enjoy! (See if you can find me in the video)



Photo Favorites

26 Jul

Photo taken by me during my last trip home to Berkeley, CA. I am leaving for California in a few hours so there will be many more pictures to come.

Photo Favorites

22 Jun

I took this Photo during Pride weekend in San Francisco during the summer of 2009. I did my best to get a picture of downtown SF with no one in the street but if you have ever been to SF you know how crowded it is, I actually like the fact that there is a man looking directly into the camera.


18 Jun

Berkeley Flea Market

4 May

No BFM is not the latest text language but it stands for The Berkeley Flea Market. The Berkeley Flea Market has been held every Saturday and Sunday from 7am-7pm for the past 31 years at the Ashby Bart Station. The BFM is a Bay Area landmark (this may not be true but anything that positively serves its community for numerous decades should be). If you have lived in the Bay Area for more than five minutes chances are you heard about the infamous flea market and have attended too many times to count. The BFM is the best place to shop in the bay for one of a kind jewelry, old records, African art and of course incense. Whether you are needing to shop or just want to stroll down one of the isle of the market, it is always adventurous because you never know what you might find, and chances are you will always see and old friend. The easiest way to find the BFM is to just follow the sounds of the drummers that along with the vendors come every weekend, like a musical mapquest. The drumming is just another free perk of the BFM that is already free of charge, making the flea market my kind of place.