“Gitana” - noun: a Spanish gypsy girl or woman. I named my latest collection “Gitana” because I wanted to pay homage to my Gypsy-Roma heritage. I wanted to celebrate my culture. I’ve debuted the collection at both NYFW and LAFW. It’s worn by huge celebrities like Cardi B and received an enormous amount of buzz from my fans and critics alike. Unfortunately, the collection or any of my work is welcomed by my own people because of who I am. This is the type of abuse and criticism I get every day… this type of homophobic messages, some have even threatened my life. I don’t understand how some people can hide behind “God” while casting their judgements and hate on others. Just because I choose to live in my own truth and I am who I am does not make you any better than me. Why is the gypsy community attacking me like this when to the rest of the world, I am one of the only prominent public figures from the community that can give them hope? I want to show them that we are raising the bar. We can be strong, wise, and BETTER. We can be open-minded and choose to do positive things with our lives. We can spread LOVE, not hate. Apparently God only loves straight married gypsies , as it says in the Bible “ let he who is with out sin cast the first stone” also i guess only a straight gypsy can be talented . #whoisyourgod?