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Mom Sends Gay Son's Naughty Pics to Woodworker & the Results Go Viral

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018

A mother sent her gay son's naughty Instagram photos to a woodworker (for good reason!) and the results of the exchange are going viral on Twitter this week.

Sohail Justin Akhavein, a 30-year-old yoga instructor who works in higher education, has a lively Instagram account, full of pics of himself wearing skimpy underwear and socks. But this story starts with Christmas 2016 when Sohail's parents got him a fabulous unicorn-shaped mirror as a gift. It was so fabulous that his sister also wanted one.

Speaking with BuzzFeed, Sohail, from Minneapolis, Minn., explains his parents decided to commission a new unicorn mirror for his sister. When his mom was speaking with a woodworker, she realized she didn't have any photos of the mirror. She texted Sohail a few times but he didn't respond so she decided to take things into her own hands - and went to find the pics on her son's Instagram.

"I was forced to use the only photos of the mirror I could find which were your gd smut photos," she texted Sohail.

Though the moment could have been slightly embarrassing for Sohail, things turned out differently:


Unsurprisingly, Sohail has a great response:

"MAMA, OUR TALENTS DO NOT DISCRIMINATE PROFESSIONS! Tell the woodworker I said howdy," he wrote.

Sohail then posted their exchange, along with some nice photos of the unicorn mirror, to Twitter last week. It has since gone viral, earning nearly 5,000 retweets and over 20,000 likes.

Sohail told BuzzFeed his mother learned Instagram vocabulary such as "thirst trap," "daddy" and "VPL" thanks to the comments on his Instagram photos.

He also said he's thankful to have a good relationship with his parents.

"I've never taken their acceptance, warmth, love, and sass for granted, because I am well aware of many members of our greater queer community may struggle to navigate their personal expression of queerness on a platform their parents may have access to, let alone possibly not having direct access to those four things listed above," he told BuzzFeed. "Being a person of color who was born into a set of ideologies that were in direct conflict with my personhood, it would be foolish to not allow my parents to 'struggle' with allowing their son to be who he is - because, they're human, and allowing a human to process is part of the journey of meaning-making.

"While it may have seemed counter at times, my parents have allowed me to process my queerness with me, and not at me. They've held my heart," Sohail added. "They've made me contemplate representation."


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