Back in 2017, I dedicated a month to myself. I screen-printed 6 blank shirts with the words “不要泄露或隐瞒我 / don’t reveal or conceal me” and wore them every day throughout that month. This project reflected the places my mind was going to – places of internalized gender disorientation and of navigating the performative aspects of walking through the world in a Chinese queer/trans body.
About the artist:
Le Lin is a trans Chinese-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist, activist, and researcher based in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal, Quebec. They love expanding and finding new ways to create art through printmaking, book-making, and digital web interventions. A strong believer that art should be an experience of healing, empathy, and connection, they explore thoughts and ideas that are authentic to their diasporic experience; these include gender, racialization, queerness, language, and identity.