This National Coming Out Day I am grateful for … each time I have to come out to my maternal grandma (because the mind is a tricky thing as we get older). She continues to love me each time after being slightly shocked. This was alarming the first time, but it has been kind of […]

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 […]

Rachel Smith is definitely my woman crush going into this week! 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 and comment or interact with […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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?

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…