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I am a photographer and a writer of poetry, plays, and prose. I first began sharing my writing and photography publicly as a member of a queer youth writing and performance group, Queer Players, in San Diego, CA. I am no longer a youth and now I live in the Pacific Northwest, but I am still queer and I still love sharing my creativity. I love exploring the distance between people, the distance that remains even when we think we should be close, and the distances that keep us from being closer. Okay, I don’t know if I love it, but I do seem to write about it a lot. I also write about my bisexual/pansexual/queer identity/ies and experiences. I’ve been trying to write more about having a disability, but that is newer for me. It’s weird having a “physical circumstance” that curtails my computer/internet use at the same time people are increasingly living and communicating online. I’ve always felt a little different and weird, so I’m just trying to roll with it like one more version of that. I’ve also written about loneliness, heartbreak, mental health, and other stuff, just whatever I end up writing about. With my writing and photography I like to explore the wonder and magic in the world. It was in my queer writing and performance group that I first learned to combine words and pictures and I’ve recently been getting back to that specific type of combined expression more.
My goals in my work vary. I want to make people feel. Sometimes it’s just all I know how to do to deal with different situations - just put it down the page, you know?Sometimes it’s about telling my story, my truth, so that people who have similar stories, experiences, and feelings can see themselves and know they aren’t alone (something I have gotten from other people’s art). Sometimes it’s telling my story, my truth, so that people I am different from can know more about me and my experiences and the lives and experiences of people similar to me, to maybe understand us better, not be afraid of us, or know how to be a better ally or friend (something else I’ve gotten from other people’s art). I want to create work that people enjoy, are entertained by and love, that can help foster connections and make people think. And sometimes I just do it because creating can be like a compulsion.
I am torn between how time consuming it is to make even a little money, the time I want to devote to my art and writing, and the time my body says I can spend doing those things and the time my body needs for “symptom management.” (Although, I just had a photograph titled “Symptom Management” inspired by my daily routine accepted into an art show, so I’m excited to share that.) Your support would be so nice and generous and I would very much appreciate it!!

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