“I feel as if having access to gender neutral bathrooms is a part of reproductive justice. Everyone has a right to use the bathroom that relates best to their gender identity. I came up with this idea after observing the political climate at the time. I was outraged that people couldn’t mind their own business when it came to something as simple as using a restroom. Lady Liberty, or the Statue of Liberty, is to many a symbol of freedom and autonomy, so I thought it would be a perfect way to convey how I felt about the situation. The concept of divinity and wholesomeness has been applied to cis white heteronormative standards for too long. I plan to create a series that will provoke the status quo as well as defy it. Queer people should not have to hide or conform in order to be recognized as a part of society. Hopefully work like this will motivate allies to question the status quo and put more of an effort to achieving social change.”
Taylor Jackson (they/them) is an illustrator and animator from Houston, TX. The mediums they choose to work with are digital and traditional (pastel, pencil, colored pencil, and acrylic paint). Taylor specializes in portraiture and is interested in creating their own comics and animations.