2018 - Ongoing
United States; China; Beijing, China; New York City, New York, United States; Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States; Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States; Kansas City, Kansas, United States; Lawrence, Kansas, United States; Kansas City, Missouri, United States
This series explores queer disidentification—How LGBTQ individuals construct, engage in, and practice their own disidentities not bound by any existing structure. The constant deconstruction and reconstruction of self is something LGBTQ people engage in regularly, particularly those who do not fit into the standards of homonormativity. To “queer” your identity is not to create a counter identity, rather, it is to disidentify entirely and remove yourself from any existing framework. Through uncanny and often playful photographs, I explore disidentification, self-representation, and the fluidity of becoming, as well as call attention to the struggles from which disidentification is manifested—The gaze, the oppression, the self doubt, and the self destruction.