Danny Kain


Ferndale, MI

DANNY : “ Sometimes I get really upset about all the injustices in the world and I sometimes can’t handle it cause I’m an empath and I, like, feel everything too much. I recently binge watched Orange is the New Black and I started getting worked up about the injustices on the show and that racism is prevalent and exists everywhere and then I started thinking about the dolphins and the whales that are dying in captivity and I’m just like pissed and pissed as queer people and then I just get really depressed like we are all living in this fishbowl and a few people are running the world and then I’m like spiraling and say to myself, I can’t even get a real job and then I’m trying to do my shot after that and listening to Tracy Chapman and crying alone. I’m like laying on the bed with the T needle on my chest like “TRACY, TAKE ME AWAY”


Transilient: Is there any self-care that helps?


I work out at the gym, I like to bike around. Being around people who feel the same way helps too. Sometimes it makes it worse, like, if your life is really just so hard. I try to be really happy, you’ve got to try! I get overwhelmed and don’t know what to do. I’m like, I don’t know what to do I’m just going sit here and sleep the day away. Sometimes I get down about being trans like poor me, woe is me, life is hard and then I’m like shut up! People have it worse and I think about the bigger picture and try not to feel like a little worthless speck of nothing, you know what I mean.


I love horror films something all about the blood and death, I don’t know, it really calms me down. I recently saw Zombie Strippers (laughs) you got to see those B movies, there really on point. I love the cheese “we got to get out of here” but then they go the wrong way.”


 To read more of Danny’s interview check it out at Original Plumbing Magazine!

Basil Soper