Pink Balloonz is a memoir zine inspired by artist and author Cristy C. Road, that I created to explain my own personal journey of understanding my gender identity. Using an autobiographical approach mixed with abstract mixed media art, I collected photos from my childhood to present time to showcase my lived experiences chronologically. I chose to edit the photographs of the first seven panels in black and white, with pops of pink to symbolize how I felt limited by my gender identity as a woman before understanding myself as non-binary. The final two panels feature photographs in full color as I came into my own understanding. My choice to have varying background art through each of the panels represents my anxious desire to fill dead space, both artistically and literally, as this desire is one that keeps me pushing forward in self-understanding and creation.
Memoir zine (paper)
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