Chosen Family

Family: a group of people who love and support you, and the people you can confide in and trust.

It is a common phenomenon in the queer community to be closer to friends than your biological family. Fellow queer people often “get” you better than your biological family can understand. This work is a collection of my experiences as a queer person focused on my personal interactions with people I have been close to. Through photographs, audio, and writing, I document events such as late night conversations, protests, political organizing trips, and parties. These documents help me analyze my journey of creating a new family. I present the inclusiveness felt with my chosen family as well as isolation born from my past.