Transgender Day of Remembrance 2022 Speech

At the heart of Queerness is Transness, and at the heart of Transness lie the deepest levels of authenticity.  Transness is so much more than the differences in who we love, how we present ourselves to the world, the roles that we play, or the bodies in which we live.  Transness is about finding ways…

Confluence

Confluence is a mixed media painting on canvas. Prints, throw pillows, and mousepads with the print are available. Confluence depicts a dark forest representing life struggles, with several strands of light representing experiences that lay the foundations of wisdom. These strands of light flow into a vortex before taking an ambiguous shape which then flows…

Rumination

Rumination is a mixed media painting on canvas. Prints are available. Rumination is a form of reflection, often negative, in which one replays experiences through various narratives. Rumination is usually based in anxiety and reminds us that we are living in the past and need to bring our attention back to the present moment. The…

All Bodies are Beautiful Series

All Bodies are Beautiful is a series of oil paintings depicting and celebrating bodies that are marginalized in our society, including Transgender, Disabled, Black and Brown, Gender non-conforming Cis Men, Gender non-conforming Cis Women, Non-Binary, Fat and Aging bodies. Transgender and Non-Binary bodies utilize the colors of the Trans and NB flags.Prints available.

New Art: Deep Roots

Beltane is the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, when we begin to see the first indications of Spring, with bulbs sprouting and new litters of many species of animals being born. In keeping with the theme of personal growth, the painting Sprout represents the new growth that stems from the seeds of…

New Art: Sprout

Beltane is the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. It is the time that we begin to see the first indications of Spring, with bulbs sprouting and new litters of many species of animals being born. In keeping with the theme of personal growth, the painting Sprout represents the new growth that stems…

It’s Okay

A poem that I wrote for a writers group in 2018 under my deadname. Posting it now because this has been a year of loss, and I am still facing two anticipatory losses. I am so grateful for perfect timing when it comes to messages from past self to future self like this. Sometimes there…

Unknown

Unknown Sometimes I long for the days that I didn’t know any better When I didn’t know what was missing When I didn’t know what was taken When I didn’t know what I’d given up Or simply What I didn’t know. But today I am grateful For the hard decisions For the lessons forged in…

Untitled

An apocalyptic orange glow hangs heavy in the air reflecting on everything which the light touches. But the surreal haze that hangs heavy on my heart obscures the flow of inspiration. A new shade of grief coloring a world in which one must choose between political, economic, climate, medical, or personal crises; yet only over…

Set of 4 paintings on healing finished.

The last two of a set of 4 paintings on healing are complete. The set starts with Self Compassion, followed by Embracing the Shadow (both previously posted) , then Healing the Shadow (which is loosely based on the Rumi line “The Wound is The Place Where the Light Enters” using the imagery of the Japanese…