Peach Pit

I have always believed there is infinite beauty in tenderness. Like people crying in public places or verbalizing sentiments that cannot sustain repression. This short film, “Peach Pit” is the scenic lookout to a transitioning moment in my life with the intention of merging my vulnerability and self-love. The internet is a place for showcasing…

A Currency of Their Own

In my wallet, there are only imprinted legacies of dead white men. Every coin I’ve ever exchanged or found has reminded me that I’ve never possessed a relic of spare change embodying a woman. What would it look like if females were predominately featured on American currency? Women are akin to precious metals, which was my…

Our Lady of Forgiveness

When I was fourteen, I received a death threat through a MySpace message from a disgruntled eighth grade girl. This was my first introduction to “girl hate.” The hostility, anxiety, and sheer terror that resulted from this message created an internalized hatred for women within me that would take me years to overcome. My first…

Exiting Teenage Purgatory

My teenage experience was coated in pink, period blood, and purity; I applied strawberry Lip Smackers between dramatic sighs and lived for the thrill of sneaking out to meet my crush. I’ve evolved immensely from ages thirteen to nineteen, but have maintained my adoration for Courtney Love, rose lipstick, and scribbling my inner dialogue in…

Cyberspace Diary

I wish I could say what’s on my mind. I type out aggressive responses that I’ll never send and no one will ever see because I quickly delete how I feel. This photo series, “Cyberspace Diary,” explores sentiments that I’d never say out loud and transposes those thoughts into an internet collage setting by dissecting…

Anthropology of a Young Man

The photo collection “Anthropology of a Young Man” dissects masculinity by blending in femininity and softening and reappropriating masculine symbols – by painting select sportswear gold, putting metallic stars where football war paint might otherwise be smeared, and kissing a baseball instead of throwing it. My choice for the use of gold in the photographs…