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Abundance

Abundance is a ‘trans’medial narrative depicting a young child's journey to seek acceptance within themselves amidst a resistant community. The story highlights one narrative many trans/queer individuals face within their own journey of self-acceptance through a fictional lens. Specifically, Abundance sheds light on the theory of “monstification”- the act of altering yourself to further find peace within one's own body and pushing away societal expectations of what is deemed “normal.” This narrative tells its story through an illustrative novel, a digital rendition, as well as tangible body modifications through tattoos as means to heal the trans community through body art. Abundance is written, illustrated, and told by Ren Ye and Kris Yuan, who are Trans POC themselves.

Abundance

Ren Ye, Kris Yuan
Spring 2022
Narrative

Abundance is a ‘trans’medial narrative depicting a young child's journey to seek acceptance within themselves amidst a resistant community. The story highlights one narrative many trans/queer individuals face within their own journey of self-acceptance through a fictional lens. Specifically, Abundance sheds light on the theory of “monstification”- the act of altering yourself to further find peace within one's own body and pushing away societal expectations of what is deemed “normal.” This narrative tells its story through an illustrative novel, a digital rendition, as well as tangible body modifications through tattoos as means to heal the trans community through body art. Abundance is written, illustrated, and told by Ren Ye and Kris Yuan, who are Trans POC themselves.