"YAS is so powerful in transforming us as a people, because the gay boy community is so cold and isolating and racist and fucked up and shallow and belittling as it is. Especially if you’re a person of color, trans, fat, essentially anything that doesn’t resemble a jacked / cut scruffy white dude. That continues to contribute to a lot of mental health issues, not only with the youths but adults as well.

What happens to youth who see this world and want to be free, but get older and realize you’re Asian and unlovable. When I hear that word Yas, I feel safe, supported and seen."