Peacefully I slumbered The curves of my body Holding me gently In the waves of women Who have swam ashore Before me
Until I woke up And realized the dream Was a trap Wrapping me So tightly That I could not breath
And so I unwrapped My body And built myself anew And in the earth I found myself, happy.
This photoshoot was a collaboration between myself, Jaina Cipriano, and the amazing team at Finding Bright Productions. The shoot is part of a larger photography project from Jaina Cipriano which is currently in development. While the larger collection explores themes of domestic terror/domestic bliss this shoot for me was an exploration of my experience as a nonbinary person and trans body.
The poem Metamorphosis is a complementary text giving voice to the story I am telling in these photos.