I’m a writer and a political activist, political consultant, and political contractor from Los Angeles, California. My humble beginnings start with the environmentalist organization Greenpeace doing the hard grunt work on the front lines of political activism.
From there, I moved on to become a political contractor, working for special interest groups, U.S. Senators, U.S. House Representatives, and even major political parties.
My beliefs most often influenced my political work, taking up economically and scientifically progressive legislation and often socially libertarian issues.
I’ve worked primarily progressive issues, like taxing individual incomes for high earners 1% to fund education K-12 and community colleges, medical and recreational marijuana legalization in several states and localities, the Fight for 15 campaign to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour, raising Arizona’s minimum wage to $12 per hour (up from $8 per hour) including paid time off, Amendment 4 granting Florida felons the right to vote in Florida, a California cigarette tax to fund cancer research, and much more.
I worked Prop 64 in California because I unapologetically believe that marijuana should be legal for personal use, not only medical use, even though I don't myself use marijuana; I don't believe we should lock people in cages with violent criminals for possessing a rather benign plant.
I worked the 2014 Compassionate Cannabis Act in Florida as well as the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Act in 2016 (after the 2014 ballot initiative failed). I worked for Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Florida as well from 2017 onward, which was an initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol and legalize it for non-medical use, as well as Plants for Patients which "allows qualifying medical marijuana patients or their caregivers to grow marijuana plants for medical use."
I accepted less than 1/5th the pay during a campaign for the Libertarian-leaning Floridians for Solar Choice, an organization that would legalize the sale of solar power in the State of Florida (it's still currently illegal), rather than work for the power companies who were committed to keeping solar to a minimum as well as their monopoly on power.
I’ve worked predominantly for a contracting organization called Direct Democracy, but also for New Mexico Green Party Candidate Charles Goodall, House Representative and Senator Martha McSally, the Super PAC Congressional Leadership Fund, and much more.
I’m the Editor-in-Chief of Sexography, Medium’s largest sexual health publication, the owner and creator of The Science of Sex on Substack as well as The Science of Sex Podcast (listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Substack), the owner and creator of Moments on Medium, and a few other publications both on and off the platform.
My writing has led to my participation in a documentary on the California serial killer Christopher Dorner, Sins of the City.
In my free time, I’m a scholar of philosophy and language. I’m septa-lingual, studying and understanding seven languages, German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Latin, and Greek (modern, ancient, koine, and Homeric). I can understand in 5 alphabets, Latin, Ελληνικά, Кириллица, 𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌰𐍂𐌰𐌶𐌳𐌰, and ⲘⲉⲧⲢⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ (Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Gothic, Coptic).
I’m a fan of poetry from Edmund Spenser to Charles Baudelaire, German literature (Schiller's aesthetics) and French philosophy (Henri Bergson, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marquis de Sade, etc.), as well as all things 20th century, especially the early to mid-century period, with a love of Existentialism (Sartre, Beauvoir), Surrealism, and general art and literature that warps the sense of self and bends reality. Phenomenology is one of my favorite subjects and it's something we should revisit in our modern times, especially the Sartrean model.
I’m a science lover and scientific skeptic, spending much of my time teasing through dense scientific data, ancient texts, books, and articles from all sources to try to find inspiration and knowledge when and wherever I can get it.
Creating is my passion. Whether it's music, video, literature, poetry, or art, I'm always creating. I've been writing professionally for more than a half of a decade, covering a wide variety of topics and racking up tens of millions of views. Rules are made to be mastered before they're broken with tact.