i'm mulatto, but that's "mixed race" to you, unless i give you permission for anything otherwise. i'm queer, and kind of an asshole about it. i'm a femme trans boy who lately seems to be read a lot as a stud trans girl, and i'm learning more and more about what that means insomuch as my role within a transmisogynistic culture, these days. my voice isn't what's important here, so i don't talk about this a ton. i'm from Detroit and the suburbs at the same time, because i spent equal time in both places until I was 18, at which point I moved out of both my parents' houses. I grew up behind a factory on the east side of Detroit, and also graduated from a rich-kid school in the suburbs, and my head is still sort of spinning. I have 8 siblings, and none of them have the same parents as me. I didn't really choose my chosen family, they just kind of happened to me.
i used to be all about finding words to identify with, but these days i'm kind of okay with throwing the "reclaiming & self-naming" baby out with the "identity politics" bath water.
i will never call myself an artist, but making art is my jam. i love to draw, take pictures (especially darkroom photos), play violin, and write, write, write.
i was raised by lesbian separatists and queer theorists and sex workers and homeless trans youth, and i live every day trying to do them proud.