Like a Family is the working title of an in progress project where I am trying to find myself in my family. I am non-binary but was raised as a boy, and I also have borderline personality disorder. I grew up in a majority Puerto-Rican family; traces of machismo still exist there and in me. Having felt like a black sheep for most of my adolescent and teenage life, I now look to family photos and ephemera to see the ways in which we are similar.
There are parts of yourself you don't show to your parents, just as there are parts they do not show to you. As I said before, I am trying to find myself in my family. There is obviously some apprehension, given that I am looking through old pictures rather than just talking to them; we all live in the Bay Area.
There are family photos, documents, prints, and other mediums I am including in this work. Some of it will be fictionalized, some not. I am not trying to tell the truth.
Again, this is a work in progress. I will add and edit through this page as an experiment in transparency. If you have any questions, please reach out!