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The Art + Photography category showcases the work of trans creatives. I feature as much art as possible, all made by trans and gender expansive artists.

From the river to the sea…

Living in defiance

living in defiance

Complement this piece with a look into how humans use narrative to understand our selves, or at how the will to create inspires so much more in us.

Kill the Man, Save the Indian

TransJoy Media is proud to present our first ever feature of a mixed media project!


About the Artist

Xris Rodriguez he/him

Portfolio

insta: @xris_512

I am a creature deformed…


About the Artist

Alex McElfresh, he/they/it, find more on Instagram @lavanderlazarus

Complement this piece with an examination of love as a concept.

Softness is a blessing


About the Artist

Alex McElfresh, he/they/it, find more on Instagram @lavanderlazarus

Complement this piece with another poem by an awesome guest author.

Listen – Arien Reed – pt. 2

This white charcoal drawing on black paper features a trans man gazing daringly into the eyes of the viewer. Inspired by Yannis Davy Guibinga’s black on black photography, this piece is meant to stop the viewer, disrupt routines, and inspire courage.


About the Artist

Arien Reed is a trans man who paints/draws other gender diverse and/or intersex people. When not covered in paint, he volunteers as the secretary for Trans-E-Motion, a nonprofit providing gender affirming garments and GAC grants, rental relief grants, free WPATH (transition approval) letters, and more, to the trans community. Follow his artwork on IG or TikTok at @arienreedart or on Facebook at facebook.com/arienreedart

Complement this with another piece meant to inspire courage.

Unbinding – Arien Reed – pt.1

arien reed

This black & white charcoal drawing on gray paper by Arien Reed of a trans man removing his binder feels like a metaphor for breaking free, for hurting in exchange for experiencing needed change. Binders are not comfortable to wear or easy to put on or remove, but the gender euphoria they provide cannot be overstated.


About the Artist

Arien Reed is a trans man who paints/draws other gender diverse and/or intersex people. When not covered in paint, he volunteers as the secretary for Trans-E-Motion, a nonprofit providing gender affirming garments and GAC grants, rental relief grants, free WPATH (transition approval) letters, and more, to the trans community. Follow his artwork on IG or TikTok at @arienreedart or on Facebook at facebook.com/arienreedart

Complement this piece with a poem, or a look into what it means to really see the world for what it is.

A Burden to Bare

My womb is barren – empty and dry.

I never wanted to get my period.

I never wanted to celebrate my ascension into womanhood.

Though my ovaries ache, give me no children.

Filet me.

Hang me by my fallopian tubes – arms spread wide,

So that all may watch the autopsy of my soul.

My act of contrition.


About the Author

G. Picconatto lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. Their written/poetic work focuses primarily on their personal journey with gender. Follow them on Instagram @pisces_witxh.

Complement this poem with a look into the pain of feeling unseen, or a personal account of the realities of accessing healthcare in the U.S.

Queer & Trans Joy in Color – pt. 2

queer & trans joy
queer & trans joy

About the Artist:

When I came out my mom was determined to make sure I knew that being Queer was full of joy. A lot of despair and tragedy affects our community but as I was coming out as trans and queer I was lucky to also see a lot of joy. That will always be a part of my art. It will always be a part of my pride.

-Miles De La Torre, they/them (@miles_does_photos on Instagram)

Complement this piece with part 1 of Miles De La Torre’s Queer & Trans Joy in Color photo series, or by following the TransJoy Media Instagram page where you can find trans artists of all genders and genres!

Queer & Trans Joy in Color – pt. 1

About the Artist:

When I came out my mom was determined to make sure I knew that being Queer was full of joy. A lot of despair and tragedy affects our community but as I was coming out as trans and queer I was lucky to also see a lot of joy. That will always be a part of my art. It will always be a part of my pride.

-Miles De La Torre, they/them (@miles_does_photos on Instagram)

Complement this piece with a deeper look into queer and trans joy, or with an article detailing how art can facilitate the creation of your own trans community.

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