Queer Aperture Q&A: April/May 2012

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qarebecca1 Photo by Jeffrey Horvitz
Through his Queer Aperture project, photographer Jeffrey Horvitz has spent years documenting the LGBTQ communities of Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver, B.C. He’s well aware that a picture paints a whole mess of words, but here he offers a few actual words to better acquaint us with his dynamic subjects.

What is your name?

Rebecca Strack

How long have you lived in Portland?

4 years

When did you first notice that gayness existed?

When I was 8 or 9 my brother came out to me. [I had] my first girlfriend at 13.

What would you consider a guilty pleasure?

I no longer experience guilt in my life.

You are having a dinner party of 6; whom would you invite?

Ellen, Whoopi, John Travolta, Pink, Sharon Stone, and Elton John

What would you consider a perfect meal?

One that includes my favorite foods, made fresh and served to me all day.

What would be a perfect day off?

Snuggling, meditating, hiking, reading, watching a movie, making yummy food

Favorite book?

Too many to choose

Favorite movie?

Cannot choose just one

Favorite word?


Least favorite word?


Favorite swear word?

For fuck’s sake

What is your profession?

Global Shift Leader, Conscious Evolution Teacher, Energy Worker, Life Coach

If you could change your profession with a snap of your fingers what would choose?

A personal Energy Facilitator and massage therapist to Pink, Halle Berry, and Sharon Stone

What person, living or dead, would you like to meet?

Buddha, my brother that died a year before I was born, my birth parents, and my 13-year-old self