So California became the first state in the US to recognize non-binary people as a real gender identifier. Recently I’ve seen so many people debate non-binary people’s existence and it’s hard not to internalize it and keep quite it about it. This now inspired me to be more brave and unapologetic about my gender that I fought so hard to recognize in myself and advocate for.
I was looking back at old self-portraits and noticed that before I came to myself about my gender I often hid my face and body in self-portraits, never feeling comfortable with my body. Once I finally had a word to identify who I was, things were crystal clear and I began to find healing from my dysphoria with self-portraits.
Here is a small bit of my journey.
I’m truly living my post grad life to its fullest potential. I am a Camera Assistant (CA), a Photographer’s assistant, and an intern for Fauxnque, a local SF Drag Queen. Post grad is really reflective time for me to figure out who I am as an artist and focus on my long term career goals instead of essays, tests, and a giant thesis hanging over my head. I think the hardest part about post grad is how easy it is to feel aimless and without a plan. It’s both freeing and terrifying at the same time.
These are some photos from my first time in a studio with Brian Brooks, a local SF photographer that I assist shoots for. I really value working with a photographer who works with SO many different types of cameras and uses film to create beautiful portraits.
Hey, everyone! This is my first blog post so this will inevitably be embarrassing/not on brand with me later in life. But I am happy to say that I finally got film developed after graduating and moving twice in the past three months. Please enjoy these photos from my birthday this past March at Baker Beach.
I’m entering a new and vulnerable time in my life as a graduate. I hope for you all to enjoy this journey along with me!