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I've been following Mimi Jung's weaving work for a couple of years now, and it keeps getting larger and more breathtaking. More ambitious. Definitely check out her Instagram @bymimijung as well, especially if you're into workspace porn.
Rya bench & weaving, images copyright Mimi Jung
It took me a long time to wrap my head around the difference between being in the world as a man and being in the same world as a woman. I'm pretty lucky in the sense that the home I grew up with, the schools I went to and probably my personality as a kid didn't afford me that many moments of clear discrimination. That's why this article was particularly jarring for me when I ran across it a couple years back. In Do I Have Boobs Now?, a young trans woman describes how the subtle shift in her appearance as HRT kicked in created a not-so-subtle shift in how people behaved towards her: essentially, the same person gets to experience the world in two different bodies, and it shines a powerful light on the differences.
"Try your best to live life without medicating yourself. (...) I mean drugs, food, shopping, money, whatever. I ain't judging anybody, either. I was hooked on heroin for years. But now I've learned that every feeling will pass if you give it time. And if you learn to deal with your feelings, they'll pass by faster each time. So don't rush to cover them up, or you're never gonna learn."
From Humans of New York, September 2013
Marleigh Culver wearing the Handpoke Woman tee at a pop-up with her Routine Club prints! You can buy some of her work on her website or check out our conversation here.
Photo by @kellyamurphy
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