Xzavier Simon

Xzavier V. Simon is a native of the Beecher community. Since 2017, he's traveled around the country meditating, teaching, and writing books about the Black LGBTQ+ experience. He enjoys K-pop, playing video games, cooking, and exploring the lives of Black & Latino LGBTQ+ people with his indie project The Modern Queer. You can follow his adventures on Instagram (@xzaviervsimon).

Feature Story “I’m grateful for all of the life lessons. I appreciate the process because it made me who I am.”
Feature Story 24-year-old Flint native and Arizona born Matthew Wiley, sitting, reflecting, and playing his Nintendo DS.

Channel 42 and the Azure Blues of Matthew Wiley


In The News Flint native Jesse Davis teaches heels and Hip Hop classes in Flint and Detroit.

“I give you the tools, and you paint me the picture”


Feature Story In the face of the city’s population decline, Flint leaders and businesses are coming together to make sure everyone is informed and gets counted.
Feature Story The #waterislife mural on the side of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York.

The sisterhood behind Flint’s bottled fence


Feature Story Somas' "ramen kit” allows customers to have restaurant-quality ramen at home.
Feature Story Vantrell Erving poses with models for his SIAK clothing brand. SIAK The Brand has been featured in fashion shows and collaborations since 2018.
Feature Story The Creative Hair School of Cosmetology, created in 1999, celebrates 20 years of Black business success, with a dynamic creed and location on Miller Road in Flint.
In The News Charles H. Winfrey is having an open call Wednesday, Dec. 18 to bring to life all 21 characters of his play. Slated for public viewing in February, "The Saints" is a life-inspired retelling of the St. John Street neighborhood.
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