All five versions of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are rooted in prejudice, abusive and ignorant forms of research. It is a senseless form of validation for those positioned to reap the benefits, a classist gate-keeping system, a regulated perpetrator of sexism and (most relevant to my research) the source of all subconscious expectations surrounding gender identity.


“Fruitless” is a zine of anonymous experiences and symbolic imagery. My intention is to create a sense of unity between strangers, inspire some introspection, and instill hope for the expansion of understanding one another.
This is my personal tribute to every person I have had the pleasure of experiencing raw vulnerability with: thank you for being exactly who you are.