Cheng-Ling Chen is an "everyday heroine" who created Herliograph to spotlight some of the inspiring women she sees doing amazing things, mostly unseen or under-appreciated by the world at large. Her hope is that people everywhere can connect deeply with one another's stories and in so doing, illuminate their own paths. I was humbled when she asked to include me among the shining spirits displayed on her site. My experience of gender identity embraces womanhood and expressions beyond the binary. I am forever in exploration of all that I claim to be, and appreciate conversations like this to crawl around in the spaces where ideas and language meet.
In October 20017, Chris Turner photographed me among the Cypress and Eucalyptus trees inhabiting the North West coast of Ramaytush-Ohlone land, and I shared some of my personal stories with Cheng-Ling. Visit my feature, Cosmic Dust , and meet some of my co-conspiritors!