ABOUT THIS WORK /// I was bullied for years as a kid for talking like a girl and "sounding gay" and as a result, turned into a "quiet person" who often had trouble expressing himself. In 2011 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had my thyroid removed. I’ve come to think of this diagnosis as a result of having a clogged throat chakra due to social conditioning and queer shame. For this video, I wanted to make something that used queerness as a therapy tool to open up and heal my throat chakra. This is the most personal work I’ve made in years.

The blue lotus on my throat is the symbol for the throat chakra, the crystals that frame the video are various crystals known to treat the throat chakra and my thyroid medication which happens to be blue (the color of the throat chakra) is in the background.