Yel Rennalls's portrait

“I'm constantly transforming as a performer and a writer. I also work as a flight attendant. Being a flight attendant is constantly catering to the customer and the airline, whereas when you’re a model or a performer, you're suddenly the focus. So I noticed a big difference between the person that I am when I’m working, and the person that I am in my creative life. I've been modeling for about four years. At first it was really unfamiliar; I felt very uncomfortable behind the camera—still do sometimes—but I think as time has gone on, I've been able to accept myself more maybe being a little bit surprised by the person that I see and that's been a welcome surprise. You can surprise yourself after 33 years—like ‘Oh that's, that's me.’ So maybe I'll continue to change, shed layers, and be somebody new every day.”

About Yel

Yel Rennalls (she/they) is an ever-evolving performer, writer, and flight attendant based in New York City.

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