SISSYDUDE LOVES: noodles & beef’s very honest answer to an anon’s question: IS YOUR LIFE AS PERFECT AS YOU MAKE IT OUT TO BE?
Its all in the eyes of the beholder, anon. I think my life is pretty awesome, but its not without negative parts:
- Here’s a photo from this morning. This is my fifth or sixth EKG this year, I lose track. I’ve got some heart health issues that make my life not so perfect. Last year was very difficult.
- I’ve had a difficult childhood and have trouble with socializing, which you can read a little about here.
- Contrary to the sexual nature of my photos, I’m not a very sexual person.
- While I’ve made tremendous progress with my body dysmorphia, I still have some body image issues which I’m working on through therapy and my photo projects.
Again, its all in the eyes of the beholder. I’m aware of the things in my life that aren’t “perfect” and am actively working to make them better so I can be a better person.
But what is “perfect” without some struggle? I couldn’t appreciate the good parts of my life if it weren’t for the bad ones.
MOST CAMPY images from this post via Poseidon’s Underworld
THE TENTH is a publication of art and culture based on the history, culture and research in ideas and aesthetics of the BLACK, GAY community. Loosely inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ influential 1903 essay, “The Talented Tenth” and playing off of Alfred Kinsey’s popular, mythical 10% estimate, THE TENTH is a product of the dialogue at the intersection of this “10th” — the vanguard minds of the BLACK, GAY community. Print Issue out this APRIL 2014. FIRST PRINTING SOLD OUT reserve a copy (coming in July) HERE.
GREAT article on the publication HERE @ T MAG (via Thomas D)
Pink Rooster Studio is a creative studio focusing on print, identity, exhibition, and interactive work with clients in fashion, film and music. The studio was founded in 2009 by 3 vanguard minds in the creative industries who’d each created unique visual identities.
GENDERBENT: In photographic form, the series focuses on those who bend the traditional gender roles.
This photography project was founded by Los Angeles-based photographer Dusti Cunningham and Jacob Rostovsky, a transgender activist whose life passion is working for the advancement of the community.
One of our goals with this project is to showcase the beauty of those who have custommade and bent gender to make it their own.
We are also working with the nonprofit organization Trans United with Family and Friends (TUFF), the mission of which is to give financial assistance toward transition costs for gender-nonconforming individuals. All proceeds made beyond our goal will go towards this organizations mission.
Eventually we would like to publish a book of the work and also showcase the photos with gallery shows across the country.
GREAT HUFFPOST article HERE
CHECK OUT THE INDIEGOGO campaign HERE
Queer, Ill & Okay is a experimental and emerging performance series featuring queer artists living with chronic illness and was started shortly after my own HIV diagnosis in 2012. Queer, Ill, & Okay first appeared at Links Hall for Poonie’s Cabaret. It was born out of my search for creative works about living with a chronic illness that resonated with my experience. I decided to turn toward my community as I have often done in the past to find understanding. I have worked with a wide array of Chicago’s LGBTQIA & Gender Non-Conforming community members and performance artists over the past few years and there the idea found life!
“They LOVE me… they REALLY REALLY LOVE ME”
This just in: NEW reversible swim suits with draw strings!!!