This week something was brought to my attention: Toxic Masculinity. After been giving an unexpected piece to work on for the magazine I write with. I began reading about it which lead to me having a coming to Jesus moment. This mindset in people has been the root to all the pain, suffering and self-esteem issues I’ve ever faced in my life from childhood bullies all the way to where I am currently by both men and women. Here is what I currently have to say about it because I’m just getting started.
I’ve been looked upon as weak and in an unfavorable light because of the way I am by both “toxic masculine” men and “toxic masculine” women who inherently share the same mentality even if they don’t see it or understand that they do. I now am aware of the enemy for my fight in society and because of that there’s a new bitch in town…me. – Paul
I remember when I first began about 6 years ago, I was on this non-stop train of promoting myself and sharing content—photo shoots, quotes, poetry, articles, graphics, social media, music and of course posts. I haven’t been active as much on my blog or social media in general for a lot of reasons. Nothing dramatic. I took some time to myself away from my career. Also, I’ve been enjoying some peace and quiet…please, does that even exist? If so give me the directions. Ha-ha! I wanted to make this post today to kick off the new season of my blog. I'm sharing what’s currently going on and what’s up ahead for years to come!
No matter what stage of life I'm in I always feel people try to mold me into something I'm not. Or make me out to be someone I'm not. Not anymore. I'm letting go, sharing myself in ways I've never done and whatever adventures await I'm ready for it, are you?! - Paul
What's up guys?! I hope you're all doing amazing. I miss you. If you've been following me you know I've spent the last two years working on my weight and hair. You know figuring out what made me happy and feeling even more confident when I enter a room, pose for a photo or a selfie. This summer I was able to reach my summer goal weight! I'm 5 pounds shy of my major goal of 155.
So...hi everyone! It’s been a minute since I’ve officially posted on my blog. Been busy working on stuff and allowing inspiration to take its course. I have a batch of new blog posts coming this summer season as some of you may have seen if you follow me on the social media. I decided to write a post filling everyone in on what’s currently happening in my world and what’s on the agenda.
In my world there’s never a dull moment. It’s always an adventure even if I don’t want it to be.
Today I decided to-do a roundup post of all my recent posts that gained a lot of attention via readership. My 26th birthday is next month! So, for the month of March I am going to be opening up in ways I haven't yet to you guys. I have a few fun posts planned, along with some BTS (Behind-The-Scenes) and insights to the future of my career. Until then, enjoy these previous posts and be sure to catch up so you don't miss out on anything!
I can’t believe it’s going to be 3 years this month since Who I Am: Poetry gave my career the jumpstart it needed. I put some thought into this post as I reflect on what this represents for me as I’m turning 26 this year.
I went from a person left to feel worthless to trending across social media, published by magazines, gaining thousands of social media followers which has allowed me to do other projects and continues to open doors for me. I went from a brown hair guy with acne on my face to a blonde doing photo shoots and blogging about my life.
I don’t know about you, but literally my mind is always all over the place. One second I’m on top of the world, then I enter a state of panic and it feels like everything around is ending. It’s so dramatic I can’t even deal sometimes. It leaves me mentally exhausted. Organizing stuff I simply don’t find it fun and honestly I dread the task, so I would push it aside—a big no-no if you crave a peaceful mind and need to get stuff done. Trial and error played a huge factor in finding the right formula for myself and I’m going to share 7 of my own fabulous secret tips that help me keep my life in order…most of the time.
As my boyfriend always says, If I am going to do something it has to be on my terms only or I won't do it. With these tips and tricks I was able to get organized on my terms!
From being publicly body shamed and gay bashed on social media. Receiving unsettling career news and unexpected family health scares. Celebrating 4 years with the man of my dreams, revealing my transformation, breaking new barriers in my career and the official launch of my lifestyle blog. This year seriously flew by, who’s with me when I say that? Today I caught a breath and looked back. It was wild…check out my 2017 summary and the lessons I was able to learn as my blonde ambition took off like never before.
I still slay while the weight of my world is on my shoulders
This October I launched my rebranded lifestyle blog but tried to post randomly before. Today I'm gathering the top 4 posts released this year. Check out the links below!
This is the first full-length piece of poetry I've written in such a longtime and I'm very excited to share it with you all. Inspired from a transformation I've undergone emotionally, physically and spiritually, but with my creative twist of course. It's my favorite poem I've ever written and most empowering. In my opinion it's my best as well! I hope the wait was worth it, because I know some of you have been itching for a new one. I now present you with 'Queen.' Enjoy!
Finally realize nothing can stop me...I’m a Queen.- Paul Travis
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