Interview with Art: Pippin Lee Truman

We sat down with animator and illustrative artist Pippin Lee Truman to chat about their artwork, intersectionality, and their advice for fellow artists! Check out the interview below! V: What inspires your artwork? P: I would say that my inspiration mainly comes from the media around me, especially things like comics, because they’re such an…

Word Current: Genderqueer

 Genderqueer: Of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or female. The top definition of genderqueer on urbandictionary.com states, “Genderqueer is most commonly used to describe a person who feels that his/her gender identity does not fit into the socially constructed “norms” associated with his/her biological sex.…

‘Nips’ and Gender Identity

Recently, I’ve started to explore gender and identity in some of my work. For ‘Nips’ (below), I wanted to look at what it means to be masculine in today’s society and the limitations of living up to the ‘macho’ stereotype, particularly the stereotypical assumption that men wearing pink is somehow automatically an indication of homosexuality.…

Underneath It All

“Underneath It All” derails the traditional roles of gender and outdated conventions of identity reliant upon biological sexuality. The collection highlights the relationship between gender identity and underwear  while demonstrating that gender can be misconstrued by appearance. These pictures reveal that there is more to undergarments than Victoria’s Secret and Hanes – that in fact,…

Hits and Shits

The Shits: Kans-ass passed a gay segregation bill while the rest of Americans complained about Russia’s homophobia.  Kansas approved a bill this week that allows businesses to deny service to gay couples. I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried. Many countries “stuck it to Russia” in their rainbow Olympic gear recently, and America definitely…