Yesterday was my birthday. I’m getting that much closer to the big 4-0 and hopefully closer to getting that my shit together. I actually went out with my family since all of my friends are scattered to the four corners of the earth. I enjoyed it and then we went out as a family to vote since Early Voting in Texas started on Monday. I do it on my birthday every election cycle.
However, I decided it was high time to actually sit down and open up a bit more about my life and who I am. I tend to be a bit cagey about that, and I really wanted you guys to get to know me better.
Now, that I got that out of the way. Let’s get started, shall we?
1) Is Gigi Kiersten your real name?
No, actually is not. I’m not going to tell you my real name but what I will tell you it is nowhere as fabulous as my pseudonym
2) How Old Are You?
Thirty-four, as of yesterday.
3) Where Do You Live?
In San Antonio, Texas. I was born and raised here.
4) What Is Your Sexual Orientation?
I’m an aromantic gray-asexual lesbian. What this means is that I’m not romantically attracted to anyone. For me, romance is like a language I can read but can’t speak. I’m gray-asexual, which means I’m occasionally sexually attracted to someone. When I mean occasionally, I mean I can count how many times on my both hands that I have generally sexually attracted to someone. And when I’m sexually attracted to someone, it is almost always women. And yes, it’s complicated, but this is why I make it easier on everyone and just call myself queer.
5) Are you single?
No, I’m not. Yes, I’m aromantic as I earlier explained but I’m in a committed platonic relationship with my longtime best friend and partner Starr.
6) What do you do for a living?
I’m poor and starving (not really) Digital Artist by trade. I’m currently studying to be a Graphic Designer. I hope to one day be a professional blogger as well.
7) What are your career goals?
I want to be a Graphic Designer and Professional Blogger.
8) What are your hobbies?
The most recent hobby is drawing and bullet journaling. However, my longest hobby is fanfiction writing and reading. I have been a part of that community for over 15 years and I have no plans to stop.
9) What is your favorite color?
Cyan, but basically, all colors in the Turquoise-Teal shade range.
10) Are you religious? If so what is your religion?
I’m not all that religious. I’m basically agonistic with pagan leanings.
11) Who is your celebrity crush?
I have too many to count but my top 3 crushes are Jason Momoa, Lizzo, and Lucy Lawless
12) What is your Favorite Song?
Love Shack by the B52’s. I don’t care where I am at, if this song turns on I will be dancing to it.
13) If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
My laptop, my tablet, my Bluetooth headphones, my drawing tablet, and my Copic markers.
14) What is my most embarrassing moment?
When I was like eight or nine, I loved the school cafeteria’s biscuits. And I went to the line and said: “Biscuits and Gravy please”. My parents like to bring it up every six months and I just roll my eyes.
15) What is your favorite blog?
So many great blogs. Kelly Augustine is my favorite plus size fashion blogger, but my god I love Kellie Brown’s blog as well. My favorite non-fashion related blog is ‘Das Sporking’ where they rip apart bad literature and for shits and giggles.
16) What is your favorite movie or book?
Coraline. I have watched that movie a thousand times and will watch it a thousand more. Also, my favorite book is Charlotte’s Web.
17) How would your friends describe you?
They would describe me as loud and passionate.
18) As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?
I would put on my favorite playlist and read all the fanfic in the world for the rest of my life.
19) What is your favorite store or brand?
Charlotte Russe, hands down! I love that store so much and I have brought so many great items from them.
20) If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
Rome. In high school, I took Latin all four years and I had an opportunity to go to Rome and then Mount Vesuvius and I couldn’t go because my family couldn’t afford it.
21) What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?
Watching kid shows. I unashamedly watch kids show from preschool on up and I don’t care. I also thought I might grow out of my love for fandom and fanfiction and I still love it after being in that community for over 15 years.
22) What stereotype do you completely live up to?
Sometimes, I can totally live up to the stereotype of a black southern woman. I also tend to live the geek stereotype of wearing large oversized glasses.
23) What personality trait do you value most and which do you dislike the most?
I value my resilence. I have been knocked down both physically and mentally all of my life and somehow I have the strength to pull my self up by my bootstraps and keep on kicking. As for the value I dislike the most, I have a temper, and it gets the better of me a lot of the time. I wish I didn’t just jump into situations head first as well. I’m a bit impetuous and just jump into things without thinking first.
24. What irrational fear do you have?
Snakes. I don’t care if they are big or small, non-venomous, and venomous. If you have a snake keep it far away from me. I will literally jump a foot in the air and run for the hills.
25. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Well, I will be hitting the big 4-0 then and I hope to have a career in which I make money from. I also see myself married to my partner and just living the best life I can.