iO is an artist, activist, writer, speaker, actor, and social scientist.
Her work primarily deals with identity, be it through her fine art portraiture, or her ongoing activism campaign, Self Evident Truths. She was a featured contributor for T Style Magazine at the NY Times for two years, and her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, New York, Brooklyn, Dossier, GQ, Elle, Bomb, HUGE, and The New Order Magazines.
iO has exhibited her artwork in New York and Tokyo, and has published three limited edition photography books. iO is a public speaker, who regularly travels the country lecturing at events and schools, encouraging people to broaden their 'circle of normalcy', and expand their sphere of empathy. Her TED talk, "Fifty Shades of Gay" has been viewed by over 1.7 million people and is considered a key element of the growing international discussion of sexuality and gender.
iO was a professional film and theater actor until the age of 20. She published a Street Art magazine, Overspray, for five years, and has also directed several independent music videos.
She is currently working on reaching 10,000 portraits for Self Evident Truths, a feature film screenplay, and a forthcoming memoir, to be published by Ecco Books, (an imprint of Harper Collins), in 2016.