Work by local artists and writers in the trans community. The work celebrates trans lives, preserves and decolonizes our multiple histories, and critiques the transphobic systems we live in.
Artists have been compensated for their work.
- “Transformation”: Willbliss Kim Cass Lim
Hi I’m Will, I am 39yo, pangender pansexual, and a Korean diasporic person. I am an aspiring midwife and a parent of two grade school children, one of them trans. Making art was my way of processing trauma when a child. Currently, much of my art is themed in gender & reproductive experiences. I am humbled and grateful to reach so many people with this piece.
I am passionate about housing for all and centering the most marginalized amongst us. I practice decentralized mutual aid for collective strengthening of communities. All Black Lives Matter. I am living on O’odham land and honor their ways and strive to support them as much as I can. I am spending time each day holding like a baby, a part of my body which I felt critical of.
- Laminated Collage: Aura Valdes
Aura Valdes (They/them) is a Queer/Trans Spoken Word artist living in Tucson AZ. Auras work has been featured at QTPOCFestTucson, Artistic Inqueeries, Tucson Poetry Fest, and Gender Unbound Festival in Austin Texas, as well as the Trans Symposium at University of Arizona.
In a recent piece Aura wrote “My work pieces together a narrative of queerness.. My body was built for the in between spaces and I am an expression of that .”
More poetry & info @ auravaldes.wordpress.com