Author Archives: Jarryd

Good morning, America! Hello to myself.

Sometimes people will try to tell us who you are, what we shouldn’t be or praise our best qualities, but tell us to reign them in some way. We become more meek and insecure because we now doubt ourselves. Today I met Robin Roberts and she touched my face and she hugged me and Michael […]

PR Dreams – Fall Flavors at Good Morning America

Rachel Smith is definitely my woman crush going into this week! View this post on Instagram Coming up on #GMA, fall flavors and two #Starbucks drinks you definitely need to know. #bowtiesandlattes #client A post shared by Jarryd Boyd (@atouchofbold) on Sep 24, 2016 at 5:36am PDT _____________________________________________________ I hope you enjoyed this post! Be bold […]

Let’s talk masturbation (+ shopping for products)

I went to an adult novelty store for the first time while living in Atlanta and for the second time in New York, but I didn’t buy anything either time. I walked around and tried to take everything in by simply looking around; however, it’s difficult to figure out what you’re looking at, what product does […]

Everyday I Live in Fear

“Homo sum, humani nil a me alienum puto. I am a human being, nothing human can be alien to me.” ~ Maya Angelou Every day I live in fear for two main reasons that are separate but not mutually exclusive. I’m gay, and I’m black in America. Some homophobic person could physically attack me for being […]

One More Round

Trevor Noah says, “One of the best things I ever learned was boxing. My trainer kept drilling into me: ‘Understand that I’m going to hit you in the face. You can’t get angry about it because then you’ll stop thinking rationally. I’m not trying to hurt you; I’m trying to win.’ It’s a fantastic mind […]

Love, Loss and What We Ate

From watching her host Top Chef and conduct interviews all these years to following her on Instagram, I adore Padma Lakshmi. However, I fell in love with her today during her interview with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle as she discussed surprisingly becoming pregnant in 2009 and not knowing who the father […]

Our Friend’s Relationships Are Not Our Own

I sat with my friends in college talking about our dating lives. We discussed how we hoped we’d actually like whoever was lucky enough to date our friend – approve of them. After all, if our friends are our true soulmates, then shouldn’t we approve of who they end up with? But as my friends’ […]

Try Harder

I believe people are doing you a disservice in your career when they tell you to expect what is historically standard. Does that mean I shouldn’t want more for myself? Everyday there are people breaking new ground and defying the norms and expectations set for them. Is this person telling me that I can’t be one of them?

5 Years Out as Gay – Beyond a 17 Years Old’s Love

Five years later, I think how awed, at points disappointed and overall proud a younger Jarryd would be of what’s transpired since then. If I could tell him what I know five years later, it would be…

I Didn’t Want to Go Back to New York

Standing with my friends in Atlanta, I didn’t know what happened to the last six months of my life. It seems like I was just here, but in reality, everything had changed in these past months, which seem like longer. I looked at them contemplating never going back to New York, because my body was […]