5 days left to pre-order Puberty!
We are currently 78% funded on Kickstarter, with 5 days left to reach our goal and bring my first monograph Puberty to print!
Puberty is a 288 page photo book that chronicles two years of my life as a non-binary person undergoing HRT - published in collaboration with Yoffy Press.
The book combines diary entries, surreal colours and mundane environments to document daily moments and slow, subtle physical and emotional changes occurring during my transition. Looking at HRT as a process without a fixed end goal, Puberty challenges viewers to consider identity beyond binaries.
Puberty was created with support from: Lucie Foundation, Getty Images, & Koyama Provides, and received an Honourable Mention for the 2020 Burtynsky Grant.
Check out this episode of CBC’s “Our Montreal” dedicated to the book and also featuring a tour of my dollhouse-themed apartment!
Puberty was also featured in/on the latest issue of IMA Magazine (Japan), alongside many of my favourite artists - very humbling and grateful!
With this book, I hope to move beyond surface visibility and get to a level of genuinely seeing one another & respecting each other as complex, worthy human beings.
I also created the book as a historical artifact with the future in mind - so that people 5 years, 10 years, 100 years from now can read the book and get a sense of what it might have been like to be a non-binary person in our day and age.
The book ended up chronicling a lot of the pandemic which wasn’t something I imagined would happen when I started the project in 2019 - but again from a historical perspective, I’m grateful I was able to document it.
Pre-order the book and all new prints, posters, postcards & more on Kickstarter before January 19!
I’ve made a ton of special perks available on Kickstarter to help us reach our goal and get the book to print - including postcards, posters, archival prints, tarot readings, portrait sessions & more.
All these and more on Kickstarter until January 19, 11 am EST!
Thank you for pledging & sharing the project with your networks to help us reach our funding goal by January 19 @ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laurencephilomene/puberty-the-book
Sending all my love, gratitude and blessings!
& shout out to the folks at Kickstarter for all their support & for selecting my project to highlight ♥‿♥
Below are some of my favourite winter nature/slow tv videos for relaxing vibes.
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