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Gender Deconstruction

Hannah Krafcik explores the gender nonconforming and trans experience in a series of essays.

This series is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Oregon Heritage.

Look for an exhibit based on Hannah’s series in 2024 at Friendly House, thanks to a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Carolyn Stuart: Making Contact

For this dance teacher and Contact Improvisation devotee, gender and movement are fluid: “We are in constant motion—that’s life. We’re constantly evolving. We are the transition.”

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Bloom where you are planted

Community organizer Nik Portela embraced The Dalles as their home, tipping the rural town’s local culture toward more LGBTQIA2S+ acceptance.

Alex Deets, Jamondria Harris, and Bridgette/Bird Hickey at Overlook Park. Photo by Hannah Krafcik.

Despite expectations, age is only a number

Hannah Krafcik speaks with three gender-nonconforming folks about how it is possible to feel thousands upon thousands of years old and very young all at once.

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The many facets of Daphne

In the latest installment in the ‘Gender Deconstruction’ series, Hannah Krafcik talks with Oregon Coast resident Daphne Sprinkle about transfeminine identity and community embrace.

Gaming Euphoria

In the latest installment of ArtsWatch’s Gender Deconstruction series, game designer and self-described “science communicator” Olive Marion Gabriel Joseph Wick Perry talks passion projects, day jobs, and making it all work.

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