Trans Walkway Multimedia, 6 1/4 x 3 1/4 ft, 2009
Transgender Walkway is a memorial to my murdered transgender ancestors. This piece depicts the entire list of 249 (reported) victims of transphobia in the United States from the late 1970’s to 2008. I ask my viewers to walk upon my work as a reminder of the respect given to my transgender ancestors in life and in death, and to acknowledge that in a way we are all implicated in perpetuating inequity where it still persists.
100 days (Personal Gender Percentage) Paper Each 3 x 5 in 2011
I tried to calculate my gender in 100 days by creating a checklist of my actions and behaviors that I interpret to be masculine or feminine.
The desire to complete this project emerged from years of hyper awareness surrounding the way I present my masculinity and femininity. It allowed myself to keep track of my performance and to see what my gender really looks like to myself, and possibly to others.
I was not too surprised by the results: 37 masculine days, 36 neutral days, 27 feminine days.
Small Female Bodybuilder Series, Silkscreen, 7 x 11 in, 2013