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In this performance I had a friend teach me how to shave. While most cis people learn shaving and other gendered acts from their parents, trans people are often required to turn to their peers for advice. Blurring the line between public and private, I completed the normally private act of shaving in a school hallway. In this performance I hoped to demonstrate to the audience both some of the challenges of transitioning as an adult as well as the importance of chosen family to queer people more generally. 


Photo courtesy of Doug Jarvis

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