Spotlight: Benjamin Coy III

Hey, guys, gays, and gworls! I’m back at it like a crack addict feeling like a million bucks! Today’s spotlight is one of my favorite people AND owner of the amazing blog

Everyone say hello to Benjamin Coy!!!

GeekedT: Where is your hometown?

Benjamin: I’m from the sprawling metropolis of Jacksonville, FL.

GeekedT: How’s the Bethune-Cookman experience and how is it helping to shape you professionally and blog-wise?

Benjamin: (TBC) came into my life at a point where I needed something new and fresh to help me cope. However, TBC isn’t just about me. It’s about giving a voice to the millennial. Through discussions on life, entertainment news, fashion, I hope to cultivate a platform where everyone can be comfortable, learn, and prosper. 

GeekedT: What inspired you to start the blog?

Benjamin: What inspired me to start TBC was actually a friend of mine who had started her blog a few years prior. After helping her with her launch, I got really intrigued in blogging and started following several different platforms. Although I found several blogs that I could relate to, It was hard to find a blog that was exactly what I needed to help me grow as a whole. When I saw that need, I knew I couldn’t have been the only one who felt that way. So, I started my platform in hopes to fill the void for others.

GeekedT: Do you find it difficult being a blogger apart of the LGBTQ+ community?

Benjamin: I don’t find it difficult being a blogger in the LGBTQ+ community. Its opened up a lot of doors for me and I’m more than grateful. 

GeekedT: What’s one thing that you want to tell aspiring queer creators that are scared to start their passion project?

Benjamin: One thing that I would tell aspiring queer creators is, DON’T BE AFRAID!! That was my biggest fear. I was afraid of how people would receive my blog, my shoots, my content. I’ve learned to be unapologetic in my posting. It is YOU who creates your YOU, don’t let others do it for you. The most authentic posts will be your best. (Also, like don’t procrastinate because ew.)

Go check out his blog:

Follow him on his social media too!

Twitter: @BenjieCoy

Instagram: @benjiecoy

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