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I am a genderqueer artist hell-bent on recovering my her-story and interrogating how my his-story elided it, often defanging this self-excavation with humor, absurdity, and play. Since coming out four years ago, in my mid-twenties, I have used interdisciplinary art to exploit the good/bad, boy/girl, straight/gay binaries that plagued me when I “was” a cishet man. I traffic in the very mediums I long avoided, for fear they would un-masc me: solo performance, playwriting, drag, home video, movement, singing, poetry. Having worked at the intersection of education, mental health, and restorative justice for nearly a decade, I am particularly interested in harm and recovery: What if, by reckoning with our shadows, we could dance in the light that casts them?