Freya is the name of the constructions made using my image.
An image can only ever be a construction, and no number of images can sum up a human being.
As Richard Avedon put it: "All photos are accurate. None of them is the truth."
A human being can only really be witnessed in the flesh, in real-time, if at all.
I was born in August, 1990.
[Freya was born in January, 2010.]
Learning to be compassionate, strong, authentic, and humble.
Seeking knowledge, novelty, surrender, connection, and meaning.
Experimenting. Aiming to maintain astonishment and a beginner's mind.
For the last eight years, modeling has been my primary vocation, and the road has been my primary home.
I've also picked up random odd jobs along the way: tutoring math, writing essays, remodeling houses, captioning TV shows, camping out for the newest iPhone release. Here's the highlight reel of some non-modeling work I've done in between [or concurrently with] my modeling tours:
Intensive Muay Thai training [and my first fight!]; Chiang Mai, Thailand
Building stuff and bossing boys around for Republic of Übertown; Sariñena, Spain
Intensive training in Shaolin kung fu, Sanda, and Taiji; Siping, China
Pyrotechnics for Republic of Übertown; Sariñena, Spain
DPW V-bar Crew for AfrikaBurn; Karoo Desert, South Africa
Field Research Assistant for Idaho State University; Yellowstone National Park, CA
Representative/Tech Evangelist for Installments Start-up; Taipei, Taiwan
Pyrotechnics for Sting Ring; Kiwiburn, New Zealand
Build crew for Mazu - Goddess of the Empty Sea; Reno, NV
Girl's Gone Wheels modeling bicycle tour; Key West, FL to Bar Harbor, ME
Build crew for Embrace; Reno, NV
Freelance domestic JOAT [remodeling, construction, gardening]; 'round CA
Pyrotechnics with The Mischief Lab for Control Tower; Arcata, CA
Massage Therapist at Simply Massage; Mammoth, CA
Certified Ski Instructor at Mammoth Mountain; Mammoth, CA
Golf Cart Mechanic for Burning Man DPW; Black Rock City, NV
Ski Instructor for Sierra-at-Tahoe; Twin Bridges, CA
Ground Crew and Heavy Equipment Operator for Sugar Beet Harvest; Fargo, ND
CCC/Americorps Backcountry Trails Program, Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Cognitive Research Assistant at NASA Ames; Moffett Field, CA
Selected published writing
My birthday suit isn't the only part of me on the Internet!
Working at a National Park Teaches You Confidence and Perseverance; VICE
Open Letter from an Allegedly Doomed Woman; Rebelle Society
Outrageously Alive; Rebelle Society
Anthologized in Rebelle Society's best-of print collection, which is available for purchase.
6 Ways to Transcend Your Conditioning; Collective Evolution
Through my travels I've also done a fair bit of informal live performing, though as of now this is my only semi-legitimate recording, albeit still rough/live, from my last night in California before heading off to start my bike tour. Enjoy! Or don't. 8]