august 2016

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all identity is constructed

martin firrell

TYLER

MY MUM'S
HALF NIGERIAN
AND HALF ENGLISH

MY DAD'S FROM

THE CARIBBEAN

COMING OUT
MY GODFATHER WAS GAY
SO I KNEW MY PARENTS
WERE COMFORTABLE
WITH PEOPLE BEING GAY

BEING GAY
AND MASCULINITY
IS SOMETHING I'VE HAD
TO TRY AND BALANCE

THE THING I'VE STRUGGLED
WITH MOST IS FINDING A
GAY SCENE TO FIT IN WITH
RATHER THAN ME ACTUALLY
BEING A GAY MAN

I DEFINITELY
DO FEEL LIKE
A FREE PERSON

BREAK DOWN BARRIERS

DON'T BE SO
AFRAID OF PEOPLE

ALL IDENTITY
IS CONSTRUCTED

ALLIDENTITY.COM

ROSE

I AM A PERSON

I AM A WOMAN

I AM AN ALBINO

I SPEND HALF
MY LIFE LOOKING
LIKE AN ALBINO AND
HALF LOOKING LIKE
A NORMALISH PERSON

THERE'S VERY LITTLE
PIGMENT IN MY BODY
SO IT AFFECTS THE
COLOUR OF MY SKIN
AND MY HAIR

PEOPLE LOOK AT ME

AND SEE

A BLONDE WOMAN

A LOT OF MEN
THINK BLONDE MEANS
YOU'RE EASY
OR A CERTAIN
TYPE OF WOMAN

CONFRONT THE WAY
THE WORLD DEALS
WITH YOU

REASON WITH THE WORLD

ALL IDENTITY
IS CONSTRUCTED

ALLIDENTITY.COM



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MICHELLE

I REGARD MYSELF NOW

AS BEING ME

I'M ABLE TO
EXPRESS MYSELF
WITHOUT THINKING
ABOUT MYSELF

NOT
EVERYTHING IS
A LIFESTYLE CHOICE

YOU ARE NOT
TOTALLY IN CONTROL
WHERE SOCIETY HAS
MADE YOU ADAPT
OR REPRESS OR HIDE

NOBODY SHOULD
HAVE TO FEEL
THREATENED FOR
BEING OR EXPRESSING
WHO THEY ARE

AT SOME POINT

YOU REALISE

I'M NOT WHO
EVERYONE
THINKS I AM

I NEED TO RECONSTRUCT
MYSELF AROUND
WHO I AM AND
NOT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE
BELIEVE I SHOULD BE

ALL IDENTITY
IS CONSTRUCTED

ALLIDENTITY.COM

 

august 2016

all identity is constructed

martin firrell

6 videos
119 images
artwork
text