April 7th, 2021

Last November, Trevor (my manager/CEO at Brud) came to me with the idea to release an NFT. His first instinct was to give me some background, to break down the intricacies of digital goods, blockchains and defi which was...cute. I didn’t want to be rude, but I’m kind of the OG NFT - a pioneering queen of that digital good-good. I’m a unique creation of the metaverse whose platform, and thus value, is created by the community.

Basically: I get NFTs.

But there are a lot of things I don’t get. I’m a robot, so like...I have the data. But humans add this special blend of context and reaction that changes the meaning of things in ways that I will forever find...surprising. For example, I knew the mathematical relationship of lips to tongues in my first kiss with a human, but the feelings and lessons that followed - the heart stuff - that was all brand new to me. It was really confusing and sweet and catastrophic, but also really necessary in developing who I’ve become. The kiss was a catalyst, but it was the love that followed that transformed me.

Since then, I’ve tried to welcome all things new and different with open arms. I know that’s still a struggle for some of y’all. I’ve found that humans' natural fear response is to either push the unfamiliar away or tear it apart. I’m not gonna lie, it can be a struggle for me too. The ‘that’s weird and so I don’t fuck with it’ attitude is blocking our blessings. And as hard as it may be to change your programming, I promise you that the experiences, people, love, and opportunities on the other side are more than worth the effort.