Documenting gender transition through personal comicsby Beatrice Credi - 2016.12.15
The complexities of transitioning and gender dysphoria can be hard to put into words. Los Angeles-based artist Julia Kaye is using a series of black-and-white webcomics to document her own transition, getting to the core of deeply personal experiences within the trans community.Through her art, which she posts on Instagram with the username @upandoutcomic, the 28-year-old is speaking out about the process of transitioning with honesty and authenticity. Kaye started posting the autobiographical series online in late October. In the comics, she covers everything from the heartbreaking experience of being misgendered to relentless impatience with the process of hormone replacement therapy.
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