Vaughn knows first-hand what it takes to make this place tick. In his position as Head & Hands Info and Referral Coordinator, Vaughn is often the first friendly face youth and community members see at our home at 5833 Sherbrooke W. Since 2006, the McGill Engineering grad has shown his love to H&H, and has worn the hats of volunteer, contract worker, J2K animator, monthly donor, and coordinator. He’s an interesting guy, so throw on the song he has stuck in his head, (Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat”) and get to know this dedicated and beloved dad-to-be!
Monthly since: April 2011
How I first fell in love with Head & Hands: I always had a thing for H&H…but the first time I fell in love with H&H had to be when I brought some of the J2K participants to see what for many of them was their first theatre performance. One of the youths, a shy 13-year-old boy, pulled me to the side when the play was done, firmly shook my hands and said, “Thanks Vaughn! Today I saw my first pair of live breasts.” I took that opportunity to share information with him on our sex-ed workshops and medical clinic.
À l’adolescence, j’étais passionné de: musique, nourriture, écriture
Celebrity crush (dead or alive): Majora Carter of Sustainable South Bronx
Dès que je rentre chez moi, la première chose que je fais est: d’embrasser le ventre de Farrah, enceinte de notre premier enfant.
Fave book, zine, magazine, blog to read: The Walking Dead Series, The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
On a lazy afternoon I: listen to some Big Joe Turner and play my fiddle.
Can’t live without: purpose
Je m’investis dans l’organisme À deux mains car: je sais, par mon expérience personnelle, que chaque geste et chaque dollar comptent. La mission de cet organisme n’est pas facile et il faut une bonne dose d’énergie, d’amour et de bidoux pour maintenir cette force vitale en action.