TV, the radio, the web, etc…. Mainstream media is probably the number one influence on our society. Everything from celebrity gossip to political debates, all of these things come funneling through to our eyes and ears with a simple connection like your phone, television, computer, car and even inside your grocery stores and markets in the form of magazines and advertisements.
What is my point?
Well growing up I hated following trends and keeping up with politics. Quite literally I used to try way to hard to dress, act and express myself in ways that were entirely different from any mainstream influence. However as I have grown into my adult form, my opinion has drastically changed.
Not that conformity is a good thing, but sometimes you have to conform just a little, to really make a statement and leave an impression on society.
My goal is to continuously spread awareness through our society about the things that matter the most to me. As a young adult I am beginning to understand the responsibility I have in changing how our society views gender identity, sexuality and individuality. These three things mean so much to me because I have had a very unusual journey finding self acceptance and confidence in who I am and how I feel.
By openly identifying as gender fluid I have already crossed that fine line of what is socially acceptable in society. However, I have begun crafting my image in a way that I think will make a lot of people stop and at least question the idea of gender variance. Now I am on my way to further tailoring my articulation to be more mindful of the immense amount of diversity in the world. I am doing this because I feel that I can be a good example of what the presence of a gender variant individual might be like for mainstream media.
Let me explain.
My goal as an artist is to plant an idea into peoples minds, water that idea with educated perspective and then nurture its growth with inspiration. The idea that sexuality, gender identity and individuality are not features of the human soul is in my opinion disgusting! When you have people all around the world, who would rather take their own life over living out a lie for societies approval, then their is something seriously wrong with how our society views individualism.
I think that people are ready for a mainstream, trendy example of a non-binary individual. I am going to be that example because I feel personally responsible for being the change that I want to see in the world.
Implying not playing the game makes the women less hot ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)