1 year. 10 countries. 32 brand partnerships. 30,000 followers. 112,000 Instagram hearts. 2015 has been an eventful year with incredible highs and lows. After 3 years of intense labor I took my little hobby from a passing interest to a full time business. I’ve fought through every moment of this year. From the time I missed my flight in the UK and had to borrow money to get home from Europe, or when I dropped my phone (with all my blog photos) off the literal side of a cliff or when I left my brand new DSLR behind on my way to cover#mygaypride. Where there are lows, there are eventual highs & the same happened for me. I landed some of the biggest brand partnerships of my career this year. I Interviewed tons of lesbians on Instagram like Laura Cramer. I partnered with LGBT wedding photographer Tara Beth Robertson on an interview and on a holiday themed photo feature of queer love. I also posted my first YouTube video, which was scary as fuck tbh. Long story short, 2015 was a rollercoaster but also filled with lots of cool shit.
This is my slightly terrified face. Ya know why? Cause I’m recording my first YouTube video today. Eeeekkkk I’ve been so scared to do this and have been putting it off for months. Today is the day. I will wait no more! My first video is going to be a Q & A staring questions from all of you! Help me out? Leave your questions in the comments below.
There’s nothing more daring than showing up, putting ourselves out there & letting ourselves be seen. I see you @lca15le and your vulnerability is beautiful. A photo posted by Meg Ten Eyck (@dopesontheroad) on
Life is hard here at The @frenchmanor Inn and Spa. After our 4 course meal we’re getting ready to enjoy the fire from the jacuzzi. This place is HIGHLY recommended for LGBT couples looking for an alternative to the city vacation. I can’t wait to post pictures of the waterfall hike, spa and local antiques shops. Great big thank you to @selectregistry for sponsoring our stay. #selectregistry A photo posted by Meg Ten Eyck (@dopesontheroad) on
Today on Le Blog; @lauracramer_ talks about her marriage to @ladyluck278 and what it’s like to be considered a sex symbol. Check it out kids (link is in the bio) A photo posted by Meg Ten Eyck (@dopesontheroad) on
The holidays can be a very difficult time for queer people. Our experiences vary as widely as our community does, but for me the holidays are particularly loathsome. My distaste is a product of a rough childhood wrapped in homophobia and conservative ideals. I’m far from alone in this feeling. A few years ago during one particularly rough holiday break, as an exercise in self-care I started collecting photos of queer love as a reminder of the diversity, strength, and grace in our community. I would reference these images and note the contrast to the negative things I was being told about who I am. I thought the same idea might be helpful to some of you guys. So, I reached out to @tarabethphotography for help in curating a post as a resource for all those LGBTQ people out there that might need a reminder of our beauty via some dawwww worthy photos. Link is in the bio