![Alt Text](https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/56c346b607eaa09d9189a870/1592929091102-TJDZXUL98LI59SP153RY/Alex+Bennett+Flaunt) Alex Bennett | @gothboithrift | 206.4k | 25 years old | He / Him or They / Them Alex, Non-Binary Trans, is a 21 year old from Massachusetts whose TikTok content can vary from thrifted fashion to Queer issues. What's important about PRIDE to you and why? Pride is and always has been a protest. Black Trans women threw the first brick at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 but we are still mourning the loss of our sisters. Pride is so important because though we are threatened every single day and we are in a constant battle to be accepted and respected as human beings, it’s still our responsibility to get up and fight for those who can't. Whatever privilege I do have, I never want to use that for selfishness, rather put it back into the community, at Pride, protesting and celebrating. When do you feel the most invincible? When I’m shirtless in public, I’m invincible. I wasn't sure if I would make it this far, waited 19 years for these scars! How did your relationship with TikTok change in quarantine? My relationship with TikTok has changed so much in the past year and a half but I think what woke me up to how well our community can work, was the BlackOut. BlackLivesMatter Protests have restarted, my view on the platform went from recreational to reactionary. Social media shifted to something that I didn't feel too comfortable making about myself, it’s about more than me. How important is it that your Generation learns how to work well together? Or is it? Our generation is often looked down on in one way or another but the Nashville Black Lives Matter Protests were organized by a group of 6 teenagers! Six kids brought over 10 thousand people together. When our generation works together, we see change. We’re like a DIY Generation because if we don’t do it, it won’t get done. How important is it that your Generation learns how to work well together? Or is it? Our generation is often looked down on in one way or another but the Nashville Black Lives Matter Protests were organized by a group of 6 teenagers! Six kids brought over 10 thousand people together. When our generation works together, we see change. We’re like a DIY Generation because if we don’t do it, it won’t get done. What do you think it is about your TikTok platform that makes you unique? I often have a hard time explaining what it is exactly that I do on TikTok but what makes me unique is that people don’t necessarily watch or follow my content for a certain type of content, but more so the connection I have with the people who follow me. TikTok is cool because it’s so easy to break down the barrier between the viewer, which makes everything so much more personal. I’m like, good friends with the people who watch my videos. When have you overcome doubt in yourself recently? These past few months spent in quarantine have been hard. It was made clear that I needed to quickly relocate my living situation. Despite transphobia and lack of family support, I got myself out of a bad situation! At 16, I didn’t think I’d live this long and to have been able to do all of it for myself was a huge win for me. Give some advice to the you of last year? Last year, it was the beginning of a really weird and wild time. The last year on TikTok has brought me so many incredible opportunities and friendships. If I could give myself from last summer just one piece of advice, I would tell myself to be selfish. Take care of myself while figuring it all out because at the end of the day, I am the only person I have forever, and everyone can always afford to give themselves a little extra love.