Q: Who are you, what do you do? How long have you been doing it and why do you do it?
A: We are Grayson + Grey Prnce, a couple of queer artists who also happen to be married and share/ chronicle our lives on TikTok as @Officiallyverygay! We've been multimedia artists all of our lives and have been on TikTok for the entirety of our relationship – we are going on our 3rd year together! The reason why we created our page was simply for fun and visibility, so we had no idea we'd gain as much attention as we have. Maybe our intuition was right after all! We hadn't seen a couple that looked like us in the mainstream and especially not with a platform. Although it wasn't our goal to go viral or become as known as we've become, we are so grateful to provide a safe space on the internet and also be held by one with so much love.
Q: Why did you need a platform like Norby – what were your challenges? Where did you feel like something was missing?
There were so many reasons why Norby was a need. Because we are both artists with a community that want to see and support the work we do, it was almost impossible finding a resource (like Norby) to use. We are suckers for a good aesthetic – because we are always working in visual mediums and on camera, we are super visually sensitive creatures and we couldn't find platforms that felt like true reflections of us. Norby made it so easy to feel like folks were welcomed into a curated space where they could find our music, find articles, sign up for tattoo designs, stay posted for updates like a newsletter – we had so many wishes and Norby granted them all.
Q: Why do you enjoy using Norby? How Has it made your life easier/optimized your workflow?
Norby makes it so much easier for us to stay in touch with our community. It's where we even placed our wedding registry. Our Norby is pretty much the place to find everything we are doing or will be doing. For us, our number one Norby asset is the signup block. They help us build a database for folks who want tattoo designs or anything else we are doing that requires a waitlist or interest list. We also love to see how many people visit our links, which is helpful for brand partnerships or our own curiosity.
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