I wanted to take the time to recognize someone we lost.
Wilson Williams Jr was an artist, a creator, a mentor, gay and a geek. He was also one of my first readers of my blog and later a friend. Over the few years, Wilson would share his views and geeky moments with me. We had a lot in common, it was always good to connect with him because we both were creative Black gay men.
Now, you may not get why I said that, but for many Black gay men, finding a person to connect with on geeky levels can be hard. But Wilson and I shared a lot deep geeky moments. We got each other. In fact, he is one of the reasons why I love to blog. Wilson was a reminder that there were Black gay geeks out there. He was a reminder of why it was important to connect with them and how we have to stick together.
Wilson was a great artist and creator as well. His work captured the innocence and spirit of youth. When you see his work, you will understand.
Wilson died recently... And I wished I had a chance to meet him. But I know his spirit will live on, in his family, friends and his art.
We will deeply miss you, Wilson.