Profile: Bryan

You can call me… bryan, bry, one friend calls me b money… but that’s reserved for her.

I identify as… in the past year i went from a gender-neutral woman-lover to transman. aka male. but somehow the thought of being a straight white male makes me gag. so for now i’m a queer woman-loving man-child. … or for short a transman.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … the only ones i don’t like are she and her. any other pronouns will do… even if you just point and say you!

I’m attracted to… women… and the occasional hot gay boy.

When people talk about me, I want them to… see me, not my gender or my race or hair color. not my religion or my beliefs. i want them to see me. all of me in its full glory, not sectioned off pieces but all at once. i don’t want them to see white, or male, or female, or trans, straight or gay, catholic or atheist, i just want them to see bryan.

I want people to understand… everyone has a story. a history. a past. and putting people into tightly organized boxes denies that past.

About Bryan
second year architecture student at syracuse ny. artist at my core. kickitliketaebo.deviantart.com

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Posted by on October 25th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

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7 Responses to “Profile: Bryan”

  1. Jules

    looking fine!

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  2. off topic

    i like your da gallery. awesome sketches!

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  3. epinards

    Love your art.

    Rilke, who is one of my favorite poets, was having a hard time writing. He was being mentored by Rodin and Rodin told him to go to the zoo. Rilke ended up writing some amazing poems including one about a panther i just love. It would be fun to see what poetry could be associated with your work. I loved the animals.

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  4. Jessica

    I just love Night City. Several of the other images are also compelling. There is a poetry in this art. Not sure if it’s Rilke, but I like it.

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  5. Anonymous

    “somehow the thought of being a straight white male makes me gag.”
    Straight white males aren’t exotic enough for you? Being gay, trans, female, black, asian, or any other minority doesn’t make you special.

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  6. Anonymous

    Historically straight white males are associated with being part of the early groups to bring about a western change: imperialism, colonization, slavery, brainwashing, corporate greed, capitalism and basically creating hierarchy–If you don’t try to force your whiteness or your rightness on other people I wouldn’t worry too much bryan, though I suppose a white man could be racist against white people, everyone has their own prejudices and own set of experiences and stereotypes its finding balance in it so you don’t come across as a former dyke feminazi when you’re able to grow a beard–when trying to pass rolling your eyes and saying, I know I hate men.. makes you stick out.. I’ve seen this myself

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    Jessica replied:

    I was in a class in college on Diversity. It was taught by this corporate diversity trainer. She was a Latina Woman and was proud that she knew all about oppression and privilege. This was about indoctrination: she had a message and she was there to make sure we all got it.

    The class was about 50% white males. The ages were diverse. There were three men in the class who made vocal opposition to the teacher’s diversity message. They did not like being patronized by this woman. I could see their point. They didn’t like being treated like naughty children who were incapable of ever understanding her message. It was a shame she made her valid messages inaccessible by inappropriate context.

    I had a chat with one of the men about this… he was in his 50’s and had a broad experience of all kinds of things. I told him he should just tell her that he was gay or transgender – then she’d figure he was almost OK and not quite a white-male anymore. He said his mother was from Norway and his father was from Nigeria, so although he looked Wonderbread white, he was legally black. He said he liked the idea of claiming to be a minority woman, though currently male identified.

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