Getting up close + personal with Emily Eizen for Pride month.

Getting up close + personal with Emily Eizen for Pride month.

You’re our fabulous Creative Director. How did you first discover Bonbuz?

I feel like it was always buzzing (no pun intended) around my social and work sphere for a while, and it definitely stood out to me as something new and creative. I was officially introduced through one of our founding members, Dane Diseth. I am so grateful to be here!

Bonbuz, when broken down, means “good high.” You’re also a cannabis advocate. What does experiencing a “good high” mean to you?

To me, a good high has the potential to break creative barriers of the mind, and focusing inward. I think there is a “good high” for every moment, every occasion, and that’s what I love about cannabis. Bonbuz is the same way, it fits perfectly into any situation, and softens the hardness of the world, even if just for a moment.

How does your queerness show up in your work?

In almost every aspect, intrinsically because my art is my lens and experience that I see the world through. It also drives me to keep pushing for social change and the uplifting of voices in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Who are your artistic influences, both past and present?

I think my number one influence is Andy Worhol. He was so ahead of his time in terms of how art interacts with culture, and how artists can turn themselves into a brand. I also admire the styles of Keith Haring, and Barbara Kruger.

What excites you right now?

The thought of  venturing outside of my cannabis comfort zone and into another new industry, NA beverages makes me excited and nervous, but most of all grateful. I hope to keep bringing creativity and queerness to both of these spaces!

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