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Offline KyleeKrow

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venting dysphoria
« on: April 23, 2015, 02:42:10 pm »
i tend to get my emotions out through art a lot, both positive and negative, and for a while that's how i dealt with gender dysphoria i guess.. so i did a bunch of pieces about it. this one is my favorite out of those, though.

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Re: venting dysphoria
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 11:34:16 pm »
Very nice. I'm not very good at my art yet, but it really helps me to be able to express what I feel in a way that doesn't risk me being outed before I'm ready.

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Re: venting dysphoria
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 12:58:21 am »
An artist is all I ever wanted to be but in the closet my work became so much about my confusion and dysphoria. I was in such deep denial though that I couldn't understand let alone explain my own work. I recently went through a huge purge of my male belongings and a lot of artwork was part of it. Most of the painful and dysphoric stuff went to the trash and recycling.

I am still patiently waiting for the spark of inspiration to return. I'm excited to see what I will be making, what media I will be employing. It will be fun to develop an honest practice and body of work and I can't wait to head back to exhibition.

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Re: venting dysphoria
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 01:43:59 am »
Not being able to draw for toffee it was writing that served me as my safety valve against dysphoria.

That is one powerful ink drawing by the way.

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Re: venting dysphoria
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2016, 11:24:45 pm »
Art has always been one of my escapes.

I just don't get the time to do it for that reason now.

Using it to express dysphoria is cathartic for sure. Maybe not as much as we would like but I think it helps. Putting the pain into a drawing or painting or something can feel like you drained it from your system for a while. And you can do whatever you want with the result, keep it, destroy it, etc.

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Re: venting dysphoria
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 10:16:09 am »
I really like your piece of artwork, and the pop up style. I have had strong dysphoria since I was 14 years old, I am 31 now, and as of August 5th I believe, I fully accepted that I am an MTF Transgender person. The truth is, I've been browsing Susan's Forum for half of my life. It has just been incredibly painful for me to accept this as my reality. Hopefully now I will be able to expand myself/ grow as a person. Transition feels like something I need to do, but I am an incredibly sensitive person and easily get hurt by peoples feelings. I really wonder how I would handle all the hate/ discrimination.