What three people, dead or alive, would you want to have dinner with?
"Iris Apfel because she is my aesthetic queen. I love that she just pulls inspiration from whatever she loves and has built her fashion empire around that. We'll stick to creatives because I could go towards social justice activists, but since we're doing a creative endeavor with photography, we'll stick to creatives. Probably Coco Chanel. Yeah, that'd be really cool. And Liz Keckley. She was a slave who went into creative dress making and dressed Mary Todd Lincoln. I think her story is really powerful, how she used her craft to literally get out of slavery. Then she went on to be a good friend to others and empowered other females through really hard times. She's really rad."
Chinatown, Los Angeles, California
If there were a book about your life, what would the title be?
"I have no idea. Maybe that should be the book title: I Have No Idea. How about Being a Roe-bot? It came up at lunch with my dad the other day because we always make fun of our name, like when we joke about owning the Roe-se Bowl. I was brought up being goofy and corny. There's a county, well there's two counties in California named Kern County and Inyo County and they meet as you're driving up to the High Sierras. There's turn off for Inyokern and I was driving there one time with my sister and I said, 'In yo' Kern.' I can't do it right because I'm not from the city, but you know what I'm talking about. Somehow at lunch, we were talking about Facebook bots or whatever and I said, 'Maybe we're the Roe-bots.'"
What are the little things that make you happy?
"I mean, there are so many but here's a few little things: Seeing people's heart, which is obviously super broad. Like seeing someone who's passionate about something is a huge thing that makes me happy, but it's also a little thing that makes me so excited; seeing the sparkle in someone's eye when they're excited about what they want to pursue or excited about what they're doing in life or something that makes them so happy. That just make me happy. Also, seeing God's creation in every way: through people or through nature or through what people make. All that kind of stuff. I would say those are the little things that make me happy."
How would you describe yourself?
"Loud, obnoxious, pretentious, boujee... I consider myself talented, creative, a problem solver, hard working, dedicated, a pothead... I'm a pothead for sure. A rapper, entrepreneur, CEO, educated... I don't know, the list goes on and on. I'm an amazing person. I find joy in entertaining people and bringing people together for a common goal. I have huge aspirations and some weird visions. Overall, I think I'm a good guy. I have a good heart. I might be an asshole sometimes, but I'm trying to do good, positive things in the world."