Finding The Silver Lining in a Cloudy Skye

June 20, 2017

Marc Cohen, 22, recently graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ New Studio On Broadway with a BFA in Drama. Born and raised in Newport Beach, California, he always strived for the fast pace of the city. Marc is also a fitness instructor at Cyc Fitness in New York City. As an enthusiast for physical and mental health, he continually strives to find the balance between the hustle and being still. A born performer and empath, Marc loves to tell stories, especially those of people who aren’t normally heard and he hopes to shed light on the compassionate people of the LGBTQ community.

Skye Adrian fled homosexual persecution in Jamaica and immigrated to America when he was only 18 years old. Raised by his grandparents, he had never met his parents. Upon moving to New York City, he moved in with his father and stepmom. As soon as they found out he was gay, their feelings for him shifted and he didn’t feel safe in their house. Skye came to America to find acceptance and love and realized that hatred doesn’t just live in one place–it spreads. However, this did not deter his hopefulness and positivity. He forged on and found solace at the Ali Forney Center for LGBTQ homeless youth and today, at only 21 years old, he’s a consultant for the New York City Continue of Care, giving back to the community that gave him a home. He’s also about to sign the lease on his first apartment!