I’m Kayla (they/them), a 24-year-old disabled white agender bi femme from Seattle. I make zines, blog, and lead workshops about queerness, allyship within and beyond the LGBTQIA+ community, and art. My cane looks like a candy cane.
About my art
I’m a multidisciplinary writer and artist, focusing most on prose, poetry, and nonbinary prosetry. I’ve also worked in drawings, rubbings, documentary photography, and simple manipulations of signs and maps that resist conventional interpretations.
I make zines because moving fluidly between media allows me to tell my each of my stories in the most meaningful way.
My zines explore themes of (a)gender, sexuality (both in terms of orientation and more broadly), disability, trauma, and healing from a radical perspective. I use personal experiences of oppression and identity to resist the limited and limiting representations of people like me in the media.
My main series is called “Today’s Identity of the Day Is…” and looks at how my identities change, both rapidly and long-term, which is a big part of my experience with Borderline Personality Disorder.
I’m also finding ways to make art more accessible, from font choice to image descriptions to access statements and transcription.
Today’s Identity of the Day Is…
- (AFAB) transgender/nonbinary/agender
- Ashkenazi Jew
- chronically ill/crip/physically disabled
- emotionally/psychiatrically disabled/mad/BPD/bipolar/depressed/etc etc etc
- raised upper-middle-class; low-income/tenuously class-privileged
- abuse victim/survivor
- college dropout and graduate