Everyone knows me as Jona and if you don’t then you do now! (This is where the sassy comes into play) I am a proud Latinx gay man living on the east coast! My love for food, fashion, mental health awareness and anything self care has made life that more enjoyable.
I play many roles in my life, or at least that’s how it feels like. Do I have any of those Roles figured out? Not quite. Do I happen to have a favorite one? Yes, my favorite roll I play is Papi (dad in Spanish) at least that’s what my six year old daughter Alani calls me.
You see, to Alani I am a: Superman, best friend, protector, life coach and Papi.
The truth is that I am more than that. I am my own person still trying to navigate through life. Balancing all those roles alone can be tough. Sometimes raising a kid takes a village as others say. Sometimes having a solid community of support helps your individual self.
I’m hoping that with an insight into my world, that other dads or parents whether straight or part of the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ community, realize that being a parent is amazing but being yourself first is important! So here’s to sharing my journey through this parent blog!
So get acquainted and keep an eye out for what’s yet to come!