by Kris Barz
I feel it is very common for people to criticize “body modification” mostly when it’s trans people doing it, because it’s “unnatural.” As a personal thought, I do feel that heteronormativity/gender performance is so strong in our society that even trans people feel the pressure to fit into those gender stereotypes, but if you’re gonna criticize it, criticize the system (heteronormativity and gender roles that everyone suffers from), not only trans people.
About the Author:
Kris Barz Mendonça is a Colorado-based Brazilian multimedia artist. His work always starts from a queer perspective, mixing elements of his current life in Colorado and his mixed race latino background/identity, whether he is creating/writing comics, illustrating, painting, doing drag or teaching Brazilian dance.