Wisp


Ink on Heavyweight Paper
February 2016
I have felt a constant pull between my masculine gender expression and my female body. My comfort with masculine presentation comes into conflict with a desire to feel a part of my female sex—a need to belong. Having long hair became a way for me to present femininely. However, this act of gender expression was disingenuous; it came not from inner desire to be feminine, but the outer pull to belong definitively within the binary in terms of expression. I created Wisps as I came to terms with who I am in regards to my gender expression, right before cutting my hair.