I love tea.
My favorite color is black.
My favorite animal is the stoat.
More questions? I’ve got more answers!
Q: How often do you update?
A: I update the galleries as new pieces are finished. Instagram is updated twice a week, and the Patreon blog every four weeks on Fridays.
Q: What’s Patreon? How often am I charged? Can I quit whenever?
A: Patreon is a crowdfunding artist-support website that allows people to make regular donations to artist’s they want to support. You get charged at the beginning of the month for the amount you pledged. Once the payments have gone through, you’ll receive your pledge reward, and you can cancel or change your pledge amount at any time. If you need to know more, Patreon has a full FAQ. If you only want to donate once, you can also buy me a coffee.
Q: What does bigender/non-binary mean?
A: It means I don’t identify as strictly male or female, but a combination of the two. It’s difficult to explain, given the English language is only now creating words with which to talk about it, but the short version of why I don’t identify as purely female or as purely FtM is that both of them erase a part of who I am, and acknowledging that duality is how I live authentically.
Q: Okay, so what’s dysphoria?
A: Dysphoria is the sense of unease or dissatisfaction that is used to describe the discomfort felt by most transgender people. It’s difficult to describe in a way that someone who has not experienced it can relate to. No matter how well you imagine something you can never understand something the same way when you can’t or haven’t experienced it. For me I would say it’s the very uncomfortable and unsettling feeling that something is not right. It’s a pervasive sense that something is “wrong” that leads to feelings of depression, disassociation, and an overarching sense of malaise. The medically accepted and recommended treatment for dysphoria is transition (how much and what kind are up to the individual and their health care providers). For myself transition has involved top-surgery and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), as well as social transition consisting of changing my pronouns, name, and gender markers.