Transgressive – Involving a violation of accepted or imposed religious and/or social rules. Relating to art or literature in which orthodox moral, social, and artistic boundaries are challenged by the representation of unconventional behaviour and the use of experimental forms.
Part 1 of the Transgressive Woman project is the 100 Stories of Transgression. I am working to write 100 stories about ways I transgress cultural and religious conventions by choice and circumstance. This project is part memoir, part manifesto, and part conceptual art project.
Transgressive Woman is about living in active resistance to the cultural narrative regarding all aspects of a woman’s life; as well as a view of life on the margins that will not sensationalize, nor look away from what is real. Part of this project’s transgressive nature is being developed and drafted in public with the potentials of imperfection or getting something wrong or being inconsistent. I am a real, complex, messy woman/human shaping my own story and asking to be seen as such.
46 – I was Raised by Addict Parents