Customized Black Trans Lives Matter protester action figures!
I bought these wrestling figures years ago with various projects in mind, but they have been sitting in the fodder drawer for too long and it was time for them to blossom!
I bought the figure on the right to customize for Stevie, the New Mutants dance teacher, for my X-Men dollhouse.
But wrestling figures are quite tall for 6″ scale, and she seemed muscular for a former ballerina.
So I made her a skirt out of an actual trans pride flag, with black ribbon added.
To wear to the protest that is happening on the balcony of my action figure dollhouse!
Look at this group of beautiful people ready for justice!
My NECA Vasquez looks pissed off and with good reason. Our trans sisters and brothers are more vulnerable than ever as tensions everywhere increase. Support programs like @glits_inc and @theokraproject to get black trans people housed and fed, support @transsexworks here in Berlin to help vulnerable street SW’s, and sign up for the Queer Trans Mutual Aid Berlin Patreon to help queer and trans folx in Berlin get warm meals.
Of course I included red umbrellas, the symbol of support and solidarity with sex workers!
Note the cis white woman at this protest is being useful as an armed honor guard off to the side.
Ready to Protect Black Trans People! Who are significantly more vulnerable everywhere, including at protests. After the protest the ladies feasted while my newly arrived Hasbro Ghostbusters Ernie kept up the protesting!
I also made this fluffy darling as part of my Pride Doll Art projects.
Commercially available Trans Mermaid Stuffed Doll!
No, you cannot buy a trans mermaid dolly at Tiger or IKEA. Yet. But this is a vision of a world where kids can get stuffed dollies of all genders, BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY. We all deserve a world where trans toys are as common as cis toys. Meanwhile, @mermaidsgender is a great org I like to donate to when she who shall not be named does something hateful.
Much of the art of being an assemblage artist is simply HAVING STUFF AROUND.
Having materials around, having bits of things, having the tools to cut them up and the adhesives to glue them back together. I was at the Dutch store, TIGER, buying markers when I saw this stuffed mermaid doll. I knew, I knew instantly, that I had some black faux fur that precisely matched the doll’s fur. I instantly knew I could make a trans mermaid that would be adorable. So I bought the doll and brought it home. I did a quick look through my materials, knowing I had saved one last scrap of the fur after a project a couple years earlier.
But I could not find it. I have 25 drawers and 12 cabinets of materials and tools. I knew the tuft of fur would turn up eventually, so I put the doll in the Large Doll Parts drawer and moved on. A year and change later, last week, I came across that last tuft of the perfect fur, and glued it on.
It’s like having the plumber come fix your pipe – 1% is banging on the pipe, 99% is knowing where to hit.
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