My heart is still in San Francisco

Good Morning everyone! About three years ago was when I first got into the adult industry and many of you wonder what I did before then.  I was living in San Francisco at that time in a small little studio in Union Square, taking up yoga and being just a normal young, free-spirited transgender woman trying to find herself in life.

Living in San Francisco has always been a goal of mine ever since I visited the city on my own for the first time when I was 16 years old . I was really amazed at how cool and different people were. I remember visiting fisherman’s wharf and seeing all the different people and things. So I ended up moving to San Francisco at the age of 21 and started working  as a bartender at a place called DIVAS which is a Transsexual Nightclub in the dark and grimy Tenderloin District of the city.

It didn’t occur to me that The Tenderloin was a dangerous place and all I knew at the time was this is the place where I belong. The Tenderloin was filled with crackheads, hipsters, and transsexual prostitutes on every corner.

I first started working at Divas as an exotic dancer every Wednesday and Thursday which hosted school girl nights on Wednesdays and DIVAS Darlings nights on Thursdays.  I remember shaking my ass and owning that stage like no other (or at least I thought I did haha). But I then got promoted to be a host and after a year was promoted as a bartender.

Being a bartender was fun and I got to meet so many people from all over the world. But what I loved more was the community that I became a part of working at the bar. I could really sense that there was love from all my brothers and sisters. There were also some cattiness, but I really felt people cared about me when no one else did. The bar was my second family, but at that time it was my first.

From time to time, when I am visiting San Francisco, I like to stop by at Divas and check in with my roots. I never want to forget where I was at one point in my life, that young girl who is still inside of me dreaming big and reaching for the stars. I value that bar and the community that it brings together.  It’s a place where young women like myself can feel safe and accepted. A place where people don’t have to be ashamed of who they are or what their sexual endeavors may be. So If you are ever in San Francisco, CA make sure you stop by DIVAS NIGHTCLUB on the corner of Polk St. and Post St. Have a drink and let it all sink in. =)

 

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Pre-Boob Job =)

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My Friends

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Can You believe this was me? Gay Pride Parade 2010. I used to volunteer for a non-profit as a peer leader for Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center(API)

Such a great place

3 thoughts on “My heart is still in San Francisco”

  1. I want to meet you next time you’re in SFO,
    Divas is fun, I just adore Skyyler Jones, thanks for sharing.

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