soft skin explores softness as an articulation of strength and challenges the cis-heteropatriarchal notion of “tough skin” as a standard of survival. Inspired by the transmasculine experience of being off testosterone, the work traces the shifting contours of emotional/bodily landscape to explore various borders and boundaries that confine our existence. soft skin is a project of profound grief, vulnerability, and liberation, which is precisely what it means to become embodied.
This work was created with support from OUT/LOOK & The Birth of the Queer and the GLBT Historical Society.
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