"Let you in last night" series
This project is about anxiety and love. For all youth, being in love means to be anxious. To feel the jitter of butterflies in your stomach the first time, to wonder if you’re on their mind. But adding the subtext of queerness, gives the relationship between love and anxiety another realm of meaning. In my own relationship to being queer, I have faced the anxiety of feeling all alone in spaces and wondering if the love I give will ever be valid enough. The silent, precious moments, become a stage for everyone in the periphery to judge you by. This examination of these moments came about when my partner stood in my room taking a deep breath to ease her anxiety and I peered through the window from the back porch. I was instantly drawn into the idea of voyeurism exploring these moments of love and anxiety. I wanted to further engage in the rejected and forcibly hidden nature of queerness.