Fun new vid from this weekend w/ Zoe, Abby, Tessa, & Syd. Feeling good about posting about it on Insta & sharing it beyond my friends & fam.
Just posted a new diary entry on Youtube. Displayed & talked about some of my photography, explored Brooklyn night life, and even made some great home-made veg tacos.
I moved to NYC last Friday for the summer. I decided the best way to share my experiences here with friends and family was through video diary entries. Typically I take photos or write journal entries to remember what I am experiencing but I thought making short videos would be a fun project for summer. Feel free to give them a watch.
Here are some photos from my recent trip to Wales, London, and Paris.
This is a recent fibers project I created advocating for the protection and rights of sex workers. The suit jacket represents what American society views as “work” which often invalidates sex work. The jacket was thrifted with the intention that it had a long life w/ a person or people before encountering me. The front has thioxed silk patches that say “Sex work is real work” and “Protect sex workers.” The back has thioxed silk patches of recent 2018 murder victims that were sex workers. Unfortunately there are many victims and only few articles ever written about the individuals. On the inside is a globally complied list of murdered sex workers names including many “unknown” for those unknown individuals. The ongoing list can be found at December17.org. The project also includes a handmade silk lingerie set that is dyed and has “I am human. I deserve respect. I am human. I deserve rights.” thioxed onto it. If anyone would like to collaborate and feels inclined to model this set because they themselves are a sex worker please contact me however you feel comfortable. Unfortunately for the project, I altered the clothing to my size which is about an American “women’s small.” The person wearing this for a photoshoot will be recognized as a collaborator for this project.
Lusting Longer is a six garment and repetitive photography series. Check out the entire series under the “Photography” tab of my page.
Recent film pics from AA. Can’t believe the school year ends in just a week.
Photos from Bailey Minzenberger’s show at Nakamura this past weekend. Make sure to give them a listen on Spotify.
STAR Laces just released their newest black laces and their new “Ask My Pronouns” laces this week. Make sure you buy a pair at: Starlaces.org. Loved how the pics from the shoot came out.
Recent b-room pics.
I can’t believe we won the U of M Optimize grant. I am beyond blessed to have this amazing woman, friend, and business partner in my life. She teaches, inspires, and challenges me everyday and I couldn’t be more grateful & proud to be starting an activist art collective w/ her.
Isaac & I were featured on @THEM. A blessing to spread our platonic queer love w/ the world. Forever proud of my friends.
Sweet sweet photoshoot w/ the amazing Isaac!
Climate change protest at the University of Michigan. I can’t believe we have to fight for this university, this state, and this country to take action. We rallied. We walked. We protested in the president of the university’s office. He was not in the office. He was out of town. Coward I say. This is ridiculous.
Back home in Chicago. Weather isn’t warming up just yet. Dressing like a hunter even though I’m a vegetarian. Heading back to AA tomorrow.
Opinions of this years biggest trend, NEONS? I think I’m into it.
A hard laugh.
Teeth soaked in sparkling sweet poison.
I hold on to these people for comfort.
We continue to change.
And come back home.
And change again.
To burn what we left in 2018 is to be powerful.
To have a lifelong friend is to be lucky.
Thanks for spending our last hours of the year together.
I am always grateful for your presence.
Last day in Chicago.
Thrifted fits like usual.
White background like usual.
Tomorrow I’m off for another semester.
To be alone,
In the sheets.
One hand on the brown bush,
The other on a freckled rising mountain.
Sometimes two hands hold through an icy Chicago winter.
They try not to make a sound.
Try to stay warm in January.