“Painting and performance are both integral to my practice, I mostly react to sounds, either noises I create or good music. I create as a way to process philosophy and to conduct research into ways of being,” said Williams.
LSA junior Emily Kaufman jokingly refers to herself as a “trans-mama,” a guide of sorts to other women at the University of Michigan who are navigating what it means to be a transgender woman on campus.
“When I first came to this University I knew I was a woman but I didn’t look like a woman,” Kaufman said. “I started transitioning between the fall of ’14 and winter ’15 my freshman year. There was only one other trans girl I knew about in the entire undergraduate class early on.”
“I am a twin” is the perfect fun fact. Something relatively uncommon that doesn’t change. I hear little gasps or whispers — like they're wondering about a parallel me that exists, or whether or not we parade around in matching outfits finishing each other's sentences.