Carrying the feeling that my body does not match my mind and questioning whether something is wrong with me are the struggles that I face as a queer trans* person of color. This piece is part of a concentration of mine, an experimentation with expressing versus presenting gender, the goals of my own social activism, and a global perspective on what work must be done for oppressed, trans*, and nonbinary women. Being queer today is a social handicap. My art has become a way for me to articulate the structural and emotional toll that women and non binary people face everyday. Whether it be hearing of new anti trans* legislation or just daily social interaction, queerness is systemically frowned upon. I have never in my life felt like a girl, and never in my life felt like a boy. So where is my box? I have to create it. My art has been an attempt to bend the unspoken laws of gender actualization and to instigate queering femininity and masculinity. Being queer is just as natural as all that grows on Earth.