COMMUNITY-DRIVEN

We sought to get to the heart of our day-to-day experience. 

This community-driven research initiative is led by the transgender & gender non-conforming community (t/gnc): from research design & analysis to the artistic implementation of our findings at the Pittman-Puckett Gallery. The  exhibition ends August 30th, 2018. 

Our community has had to find our own way.

In doing so we have found strength.

Join us as we share these messages of strength and resilience, communicated through art.

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Guided Tours: Research Team

As we enjoy the last week of the exhibit, our research team will be on hand to provide tours for community members, families, allies, health professionals, researchers and all others on the following dates to the right.

AFFIRMATIONS

The Pittmann-Puckkett Gallery is at Affirmations, located at 290 W. Nine Mile, Road, Ferndale, 48220.

Gallery’s Regular Hours: 
Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 9 pm

Go to goaffirmations.org for holiday closures.

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DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Email brayden@transcendthebinary.org or just drop by.  

Guided tours dates coming soon

FINDING OUR STRENGTH

Read the full report, here!

HEADSPACE

Hear our voices of resilience. 

Special installation during the Finding our Strength exhibit. 

HEADSPACE

Hear our voices of resilience. 

Special installation during the Finding our Strength exhibit. 

THANK YOU FOR A BEAUTIFUL LAUNCH PARTY!

Thank you to all of our talented musicians, spoken word artists, and poets who helped make this such an amazing success! 

ANGELINA NORDSTROM
pronouns: she/her

DAISY J. MOSHER
pronouns: she/her

ALL THE WAY FROM CHICAGO!  SLAM-POET & SPOKEN WORD

My work can best be described as food for the mind, heart, and spirit.

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My work has shaped me to not only use my voice to share my testimony with others, but it has also shaped my development as a up and coming advocate for my community and as a presence in the trans community.

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My work as a writer and a poet has shaped me to take a stand for right against wrong.

LEAD-VOCALIST OF THE DAISYS, WOMB, and solo act FLOWER GIRL

I write and perform music from the emotional perspective of a non-binary transfemme navigating through life in a world and industry dominated by cis men.

My music has been almost entirely responsible for me finding my voice and confidence.

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I’ve been very fortunate that my career has been so closely alligned with my own identity.

JACK ELLIOT EARLS
pronouns: he/him

CHET CLOVER
pronouns: they/them

ROCKABILLY-INFLUENCED MUSICIAN

Music has been such a significant part of my life. Growing up in my grandfather’s home (Jack Earls SR) hearing him sing and watching him play shows, inspired me to play myself. I look up to him musically very much. He was very successful in the fifties playing rockabilly and becoming an original sun recording artist (with a number one hit in fifty six called Slow Down).

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I’m very fortunate to have such a great musical influence as a father and grandfather.

TENDERQUEER HIJINX & HOPELESS OPTIMISM

Every single piece is in some way about resiliency and undiluted truth– about bright spots of clarity in the foggy landscape that illuminate my path for a brief moment in time.

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I just want people to hang on to the end of that rope real tight. I want people to trust that the mystery is endless and has a real gift to offer them if they only stick around to find out.

AVERY
pronouns: any

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – LET’S TALK INTERSEX! 

I feel my expression has helped me understand who I have always been.

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The creative arts have helped me navigate my emotions and life as an Intersex indevidual.

E.L. REDWINE
pronouns: they/theirs

LOCAL POET

I began writing my poetry in order to express what I had held in for so long. It has been one of my purest forms of therapy.

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Life requires [strength, resiliencey]. Living as a trans person and coming out to family, friends and coworkers, is howing me how strong I really am, as well as those areas where I am still weak.

live SHOW!

Check out live music & poetry readings from the t/gnc community!

ANGELINA NORDSTROM

pronouns: she/her

ALL THE WAY FROM CHICAGO!  SLAM POET & SPOKEN WORD!

My work can best be described as food for the mind, heart, and spirit. [It] has shaped me to not only use my voice to share my testimony with others, but it has also shaped my development as an  advocate for my community.

DAISY J. MOSHER

pronouns: she/her

LEAD-VOCALIST OF THE DAISYS, WOMB, and solo act FLOWER GIRL

I write and perform music from the emotional perspective of a non-binary transfemme navigating through life in a world and industry dominated by cis men. My music has been almost entirely responsible for me finding my voice and confidence.  I’ve been very fortunate that my career has been so closely alligned with my own identity.

JACK ELLIOT EARLS

pronouns: he/him

ROCKABILLY-INFLUENCED MUSICIAN

Music has been such a significant part of my life. Growing up in my grandfather’s home (Jack Earls senior) hearing him sing and watching him play shows, inspired me to play myself. I look up to him musically very much. He was very successful in the fifties playing rockabilly and becoming an original sun recording artist (with a number one hit in fifty six called Slow Down).

CHET CLOVER

pronouns: they/them

TENDERQUEER HIJINX & HOPELESS OPTIMISM

Every single piece is in some way about resiliency and undiluted truth– about bright spots of clarity in the foggy landscape that illuminate my path for a brief moment in time.

I just want people to hang on to the end of that rope real tight. I want people to trust that the mystery is endless and has a real gift to offer them if they only stick around to find out.

Can’t wait to see you there! 

is your organization interested in a

guided tour?

AFFIRMATIONS
290 W. Nine Mile Rd, MI 48220

SUPPORT & RESOURCE NAVIGATION: Tuesdays 1 - 6 pm

 

FINDING OUR STRENGTH EXHIBIT

Exhibit travels to Oakland University, 
Panel Discussions at University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research

 

 

info@transcendthebinary.org

248.533.0797