Taylor has struggled most of his life because he didn’t feel he fit in. He struggled to be true to himself because what he wanted was not accepted. In high school, he was bullied by teachers and classmates because he is gay. This led to major depression and self destructive behaviors. From drugs and alcohol to cutting and attempted suicide, it is really a miracle that Taylor is still with us today. He could always count on his sweet sister Katie. They would call each other anytime they were struggling. In 2016, Taylor was devastated when Katie ended her life. This pushed Taylor to the edge but thankfully he was not successful in ending his. He still struggles, and is trying to stay sober and healthy. He has joined forces with Jessica Tookey, doing hair and fashion for the annual Words Matter event. Today he is running his own salon and speaking out for suicide prevention. He works to take care of himself, and hopes to continue to make a difference in people’s lives.