Jodye Moon: I allow my body to lead me in the process of creation. I believe the wisdom of the body is the key to our liberation as human beings and it is my mission through art to invite others into this same knowing. I believe that through fully meeting and expressing our emotions and desires we have the power to heal. I believe boundaries are a gift, and that personal sovereignty is the safest and most fulfilling boundary anyone can draw.
O’Malley Steuerman: I, like many genderqueer AFAB individuals, more fully came into my transness during the global pandemic. I’ve found my personal emotional, physical, and virtual boundaries as a human matured in tandem with the boundaries of my identity. I came out in an online world prior to a physical one. I bind and I still bind and I still bind and I still bind. Both my chest and my voice. Online and off. And honest. I’m still making sense of the sound that’s emerging through the tape and bandages.
About the Artists
Jodye Moon: I grew up in Batlimore, MD with a family of artists – though I didn’t embrace my own art until much later in life. And of course, it was my own acts of resistance that taught me the true power of expression.
I have been a writer and photographer since I was a little girl. Self portraits and poetry were my first loves – I think of them as scared mirrors. I now create primarily through movement and love to capture the unique moving energy of each experience through my photography.
O’Malley Steuerman: O’Malley is a Charm City native and graduated with their BFA in Acting from Towson University a year ago. Now they are here writing this artist bio and figuring it all out. They fancy painted mustaches and their favorite word is VAST. They plan to travel the country once fully vaccinated. Follow them on instagram @OmalleySteuerman and maybe they’ll stop by a city near YOU.
© Jodye Moon and O’Malley Steuerman