born 1985, USA
Gender confusion is a small price to pay for social progress. I define social progress as the visible presence of transgender bodies in my work. I am aware that others may not read my body as transgender when viewing my videos or performances. However, this is how I choose to define my body and gender. People can learn to work around my definitions of gender because I have spent my life working around others’ definitions. I have the right and ability to exercise complete control over my flesh. It’s mine. I live here. I don’t rent. I am not borrowing it. My body belongs to me and I am going to do with it what I choose until I die. My work becomes the performance of reclaiming psychological space.