FICGN’s administrative assistant keeps busy. As a certified peer support counselor, Brian facilitates a group of formerly incarcerated artists in association with Justice Arts Coalition. He frequently collaborates with ABO Comix, talking on panels and advancing the conversation regarding the currently and formerly incarcerated queer community. They have had essays, poetry, and comix published, and he continues to grow through words and conversations. While incarcerated, Brian worked five years as a one-on-one facilitator for the Thresholds Decision Making and Writing for Self-Awareness programs collaborating with fellow incarcerated individuals to create various new programs, including a quick decision group lesson, a parenting workshop, and a personal essay lesson plan. They are also deep in the process of writing a fictional young adult book series.