Pop Gender Skate Decks

I found some discarded skate decks in Brooklyn, tried to be hip and turn them into art like a good Brooklyn hipster should. At the time my best friend was doing a thesis researching a transgender community in Australia. Juxtaposed with the stories she was relaying to me, were celebrities at the time were creating a lot of attention in the media about being or becoming transgender, and they made it into some kind of pop circus, as celebrities do. I felt like this somehow made what is a very serious and difficult personal choice into some kind of flippant thing - or at least the dogged media made it seem this way. This is a visual I had of that flippant, naive representation of what was going on at the time.