First of all... THANK YOU to everyone that voted for me and to @hoopingdotorg for organizing these awards, and CONGRATULATIONS to the other winners and nominees. In my category, every single one of those nominated deserved an award. You are all wickedly talented in a clearly recognizable way specific to you, and have inspired me along my journey. If anything, I'd like this moment to serve as proof of the power of affirmation, because that's all the silly hashtag #YearoftheBen was, an experiment. Try declaring this year YOUR year or simply write down your dreams, reread or repeat often, and see what happens. Proud to be representing #QueerHoopers and #WeirdHoopers today. Much love.