This collaboration is part of my ongoing exploration of the power of vulnerability, tenderness, and emotionality, and the ways that transgender and gender expansive people find strength outside of normative societal ideas of power. We speak with our bodies to the power and strength it takes to be truly vulnerable. We abandon constructs for our own power. There is clarity in this shift of perspective. Through our queerness we find the spaciousness to discover more abundant ways of being. The freedom to evolve, to expand, to keep creating someone more beautiful than before.

These photographs give a glimpse into our experiences: the feeling of being seen in the context of authenticity and rawness. We express these forms of tenderness and emotionality as radical tactics in a violent world that views vulnerability as weakness. Together we create and capture emboldened, wordless moments – characterized by a kind of open-ended intimacy suspended uniquely in time.