Twiggy comes to the True Colors team from FACES NY, Inc. where he served as a Recruitment Specialist, Senior Community Health Specialist, and more recently a Program Development Specialist and Community Organizer. With over 8 years of experience in the field of general and specialized health education and direct services, he has extensive knowledge of the needs of the LGBTQ youth population and how to foster relationships with organizations that offer effective quality services. A stakeholder in the young LGBTQ community, Twiggy has collaborated with artists, filmmakers, academics and policymakers to increase visibility of both creative and sociopolitical agendas. His recent work in HIV/STD and substance use prevention, education, and intervention has led to the creation of a community level intervention, The WIZ, specifically for the house/ball community.
In addition to his work in the community health sector, Twiggy has worked as a model, runway trainer, and special events planner and coordinator. He and his work have been featured in major media publications like Paper Mag, NY Mag, The Huffington Post, The METRO Weekly, and The Advocate among others. He was also a featured subject in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ and HBO’s documentary feature film, The OUT List. Twiggy is currently co-writing a documentary feature film, alongside film collaborator and director Sara Jordeno titled Gesture, that paints an intimate portrait of the ins and outs of NYCs kiki ballroom scene.