Octavia Driver, Nanny

Photo: Lucas Michael

You don’t look like a nanny.
I know. I am like the youngest, cutest nanny around. When I pick up the boy I take care of from school, and I have my nose ring in, I sense the other nannies looking at me all snooty. They don’t know that the family I nanny for loves me. I’ve got it going on.

Have you always had it going on?
I was always the weird one. I came out when I was 16.

Are you dating anyone?
I have a shorty.

A what?
A shorty. She’s not my girlfriend, she’s not my partner, but we’ve been dating for about a year. I’m just chilling and having fun right now.

Interview by Alexis Swerdloff

Octavia Driver, Nanny