My name is Ricky. I’m a young queer Latinx (Boricua pa’que tú lo sepa). I was born, raised, and currently reside in Philadelphia, PA.


I come from a large Puerto Rican family, where I was raised in the Roman Catholic Church. I later left that faith community in high school and converted to Hinduism. I began serving as a Hindu priest and founded an affinity group for LGBT+ identified Hindus called LGBT Hindu Satsang.  Last year, I left  tradition as well and, perhaps ironically, returned to Christianity. You can read more about this journey in these posts.

When I’m not working or being silly on social media, you can find me eating a cheeseburger  (or tacos), taking walks in nature, or curled up in bed with a good book.

My preferred gender pronouns are he/his/him.

My writing also appears on Meetinghouse. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram.