Interview with Sunshine
I’m a diva princess unicorn, I’m vice president of awesomeness at all three of my jobs. I do music PR, I do PR and manage the tie die shop Jammin on Haight and I write Diary of a Tenderloin Princess. At Jammin we just bought printers so we are going to be able to create our own fabric, its huge for us we are going to be able to bring tie dye into a whole new realm as far as swimsuits scrubs couches, I’m really excited about it.
I glitter bomb, I have found it most effective with the street kids to get them to leave my corner. I toss glitter on them when they pass out on the bench across the street if I am going to stare at their butt crack its going to be a sparkly ass crack.
I do our(Jammin on Haight) community outreach work with the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic and the Walden House. The street kids are definitely a problem and I can’t go around just saying they are a problem if I’m not doing anything to try and fix it. And as a native San Franciscan it is really nice to be able to give back. I used to hang out there as a teenager and then Jerry died and it became really different and dark. I really like the energy they (Ben and Jammin on Haight) are trying to put back into the street.
My mom always wore dresses when I was growing up. I feel it’s ladylike for me and it fits my body. I found this lady who makes the dresses perfect for me, I told her I need a dress that fits my ass and I have a small wait so she came up with this princess dress, I call it a Sunny Princess Dress. I think I have about 80 of these dresses.
The city is probably what inspires me it’s my icon, it’s so crazy here it makes me push my boundaries. The other people inside the city are so inspiring. I really admire my boss Ben Jammin’s style he really helped me embrace my inner rainbow.
What do you like about the city?
I’m a princess in the city I love San Francisco. I get all of the music and culture I need here. I like the historical aspects of the city and I can get lost in the architecture. Also I don’t’ stick out here, I mean I’m sure I do but I don’t because there is just as many individuals here and it’s encouraged instead of in other places where people are like “what is going on with you?” but in the city they are just like “word”, its one of those acceptance things. Dressing like I do helps me in the tenderloin because people just don’t mess with me.
I like so much of the city. I try to walk everywhere so it makes it easy to explore the city. I like it downtown seeing all of the cultures converge.
I really like the Tenderloin it’s dirty and it’s nasty and it’s gross but it’s were I live and it’s central and I can walk everywhere and there are always cabs and places open. Before I moved here I partied a lot, and I just don’t do that because I walk outside and I see this Sodom and Gomorrah.
The Boom Boom Room is my favorite place. For me music is my church. As a native San Franciscan I can think of no better place, crazy shit happens there. There is always music there that makes mewant to dance or close my eyes and tap away. I’ve heard music so good there it made me feel like I was an ice cube melting in a sweet tea on a warm summer day. It’s where I met all of my friends.